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Distyllium Blue Cascade Shrubs for Sale Online
Distylium Blue Cascade is an exciting new evergreen featuring matte blue-green foliage with a cascading, layered habit. Its reddish-maroon flowers in late January through March add interest during the winter months. With its heat and drought tolerance, it is the perfect plant to use as a specimen or grouping in any size garden. With its evergreen foliage, distylium blue cascade creates a flow of green in the garden all year long. Pair with a variety of summer-blooming annuals & perennials for additional color in the landscape. Consider planting summer-blooming shrubs such as paniculata hydrangeas to extend the color season. The blooms can then be paired with the unique foliage of the distylium to make stunning cut flower arrangements.
|Mature Height:||3 to 4 feet|
|Mature Width:||3 to 4 feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved evergreen shrub|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to Part Sun|
|Habit:||Densely branched, spreading|
|Flower Color:||Reddish flowers in Late Winter to Early Spring|
|Pruning Season:||Prune in spring after flowering|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as in the mixed border, foundations, or planted in mass|
How to Care for Distylium Blue Cascade
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Distylium Blue Cascade Shrubs that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add a locally-sourced compost or topsoil to the backfill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a backfill soil for Distylium Blue Cascade because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Blue Cascade spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil much easier than if you used solely the existing soil, which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally-occurring, beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener's best friend and can help guarantee your success.