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DISTYLIUM racemosum

Spreading shrub with ovate glossy green leaves and tiny flowers in early summer which have red calyces and purple stamens
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - narrowly oblong, leathery, glossy, dark-green leaves 3-7cm (1-3in) long.
  • Height - 2-3m (6½-10ft)
  • Spread - 3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub - flowers, which lack petals, are produced in upright racemes 2.5-5cm (1-2in) tall
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Partial shade - shelter from cold winds.
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - southern Japan.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.
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Distylum racemosum - Growing Guide
2-3m (6½-10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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