The Vintage Jade Distylium has a spreading mounded growth habit with attractive evergreen dark green foliage that keeps its color and provides landscape structure all year long. During the winter months, this Distylium produces tons of petite red blooms along its stems for additional winter interest. These plants are also remarkably tough with the ability to tolerate drought, heat, insects, and diseases. Vintage Jade grows best when planted in well-drained slightly acidic soil and in Full Sun to Part Shade location. Many people use these as a substitute for boxwoods and hollies as a low hedge or anywhere they might want low-maintenance evergreen shrubs.
For a seamless hedge or border planting, space your Distylium 2.5-3 feet apart from plant center to plant center. For space between plantings, plant them 5+ feet apart.
Joan Longmire (verified owner) –
I love this plant, so happy to find it online. It was delivered on time and held up pretty well in the process. It arrived in not quite perfect form but I think in a few days it will spread out. I had this plant a few years ago and loved how durable/drought tolerant it was. Due to lack of space to plant it in the ground it nevertheless survived beautifully in a large pot. It has lovely leaves and a graceful form. Outstanding plant for my needs.