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DISTYLIUM myricoides 'Blue Cascade'

Blue-green foliage with bronze coloured new shoots. Maroon-red flowers and a compact habit

 

  • Evergreen - oblong or inversely lance-shaped leaves, entire or shallowly lobed above the middle to 9cm (3½in) long with tapered bases
  • Red - maroon red
  • Height - 1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread - 1.2m (4ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - spreading, layered shrub. Produces small, petalless flowers to 3cm (1¼in) long in clusters in the leaf axils, followed by leathery capsules
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Partial shade - shelter from cold, drying winds
  • Additional Features - Good to know - suitable for mass planting in mild areas. Tolerates hard pruning
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - southeastern China
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.
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1.2m (4ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.2m (4ft)
 

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