glossy green foliage on Distylium Vintage Jade
glossy green foliage on Distylium Vintage Jade

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Distylium Vintage Jade

Distylium 'Vintage Jade' PP23128

Distylium Vintage Jade Shrubs are a member of the witch hazel family - a truly lovely evergreen shrub that forms a spreading mound in the landscape, offering a refreshing touch of dark green throughout the year. Petite red flowers appear in the winter through early spring. This adaptable shrub grows in full sun or part shade, and is very tolerant of drought, heat and wet soil. Distylium is a good alternative for boxwood, cherry laurel, holly and juniper in foundation plantings or anywhere you want low-maintenance evergreens.

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The Distylium Vintage Jade stays in neat, graceful mounds adding a touch of ‘formal wildness’ to your hedges.

About Your Distylium Vintage Jade

The Vintage Jade Distylium stays in neat, graceful mounds adding a touch of ‘formal wildness’ to your hedges. It is a comparable alternative to other shrubs like junipers, hollies, and boxwood. It has beautiful dark green color foliage year round and in the winter it produces small, maroon colored flowers. Drought tolerant and does well in full sun. Common names include Evergreen Winter Hazel, Witch Hazel or Witchhazel Vintage Jade Distylium.


Hardiness Zone: 6-9
Mature Height: 2 feet
Mature Width: 4 to 5 feet
Classification: Broad leaved evergreen shrub
Sunlight: Full Sun to Part Shade
Habit: Densely branched, spreading
Foliage: Green
Flower Color: White
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
Growzone: 6-9 Distylium Vintage Jade Hardiness Zone 6-9

How to Care for Distylium Vintage Jade

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Distylium Vintage Jade plants 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 back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil 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 Distylium Vintage Jade to 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 to 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 gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.


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