A Cure for the ‘Common Old’ Tired of the same old, same old in your garden? Ready for something new? Ever heard of Distylium? You’re not alone if you haven’t. Distylium is a member of the witch hazel family, but they have been virtually unknown here in America. They are native to China but are beginning to make their way into landscapes across the country. This is a good thing. These are such versatile and graceful plants, you won’t want your garden to be without one! Distylium ‘Vintage Jade’ is a nifty alternative to common (dare we say ‘overused’?) species like Cherry Laurels, junipers, hollies, Indian Hawthorn and even boxwood. This shrub is shockingly hardy – it is pest and disease resistant, drought tolerant, thrives in full to partial sun, in wet soil or dry.Distylium ‘Vintage Jade’ is evergreen, with a beautiful dark blue-green color year round. In the winter small maroon-colored flowers bloom on the arching stems, bringing winter color when not much else is blooming. It is low growing, reaching only 2 feet high or so, but it spreads a good 5 feet. The ‘Vintage Jade’ Distylium stays in neat, graceful mounds adding a touch of ‘formal wildness’ to your hedges. Catch the wave before the rest of the country does! This is bound to be a favorite plant of landscapers and home gardeners soon. Don’t wait and order yours now before we sell out of our limited supply.* First Editions® Plants * Evergreen foliage and maroon winter flowers * Graceful mounding shape * Super hardy and super easy.
Shade Loving with Yellow Fall FlowersCommon Witch-Hazel is a deciduous shrub or small, shade-loving tree. Plant these as a screen or shrub border along a property line, or use a few in a woodland garden. Common Witch Hazel is a versatile plant that would be an interesting addition to many places in your yard.Your Common Witch Hazel is extraordinary in its flowering habits. Each flower has four slender, strap-like yellow or orange petals. The flowers appear in late October to early December, with blooms from the current season and maturing fruit from the previous season, all growing on the same stem at the same time.After a winter moth pollinates your Common Witch Hazel, the fruit becomes dormant until it develops over the following growing season. Your Common Witch Hazel is particularly prized by many because, unlike most plants, it presents a cheery picture in the drab winter landscape. In fact, many times its slender yellow petals are the only sign of color in the dormant woods.Common Witch Hazel is a rather hardy plant, and won’t require a great deal of care. Its early growth is slow but steady, and it enjoys being in a shady location for optimal performance. * Fruit and Flowers on Same Stem* Yellow Flowers in Autumn* Shade Loving* Hardy* Wildlife interest.
Great Alternative to a Boxwood Let’s be honest. Distylium isn’t a sexy plant. Even with a hot name like Cinnamon Girl, this is really just a hardworking hedge shrub. Even the Latin name – (Distylium ‘PIIDIST-V’ PP27,631) – is pretty dull.It is a stalwart option to traditional boxwoods and other evergreen hedges, especially in the south where other hedge shrubs are susceptible to bugs and diseases in the heat and humidity. This is the most cold-hardy of all the distylium shrubs on the market, withstanding winter temps that make other distyliums shudder.The new leaves emerge plum-purple and turn blue-green as they mature. It handles pruning well and makes a great backdrop in any garden. Cinnamon Girl Distylium isn’t the diva in the garden. She’s not the eye-catching centerpiece or the show-stopping specimen plant. She is dependable. She is sturdy. She is reliably green and very easy to care for.Wait a minute.Low maintenance. Always ready for action. There when you need her. Fits into any place and makes everything around her look better.What were we thinking? Cinnamon Girl may be the sexiest plant ever! Order enough to surround your house with the sexiest foundation planting in your neighborhood. Do it today!* Great alternative to boxwood * Evergreen foliage * Pest and disease resistant, even in the South* Very fast growing* Perfect for foundation plantings.
Early Blooming with Amazing FragranceVernal Witch Hazel is a winter-blooming, ornamental shrub. Plant a few in view of a window to enjoy their early-flowering show. These also work well as a hedge or in a naturalized area of your yard where some winter interest would be welcome.Your Vernal Witch Hazel has several stellar qualities that you won’t want to miss. Most notably, you’ll feel like you’re being treated to an early spring with one of these situated in your yard. Vernal Witch Hazel has an extremely early (January-March), and lengthy (up to 4 week), bloom period. The ¾” globular flower clusters have variable coloration, but most frequently have yellow petals with an inner splash of red You’ll adore the somewhat exotic appearance of the floral blooms and the spicy scent that accompanies them. New growth brings additional color as leaves emerge a glorious bronze-red, a vivid contrast to the darker hues of the surrounding landscape. As autumn approaches, the 2-5” ovate, green foliage transforms to an attractive golden-yellow hue. Vernal Witch Hazel is a deciduous shrub with a rounded habit. It typically grows 6-10′ tall with a somewhat larger spread. It’s an easy-to-grow shrub, and will soon make you a favorite of your feathered friends as many birds flock to the fall seeds it produces. Vernal Witch Hazel even enjoys a rich history. Its extract (obtained from the leaves, bark and stems), was formerly used medicinally by Native Americans (for inter alia, external treatment of sprains, bruises and inflammations).Quite simply, Vernal Witch Hazel is a shrub that will provide interest and color at a time when most plants are still sleeping through the winter cold. * Extremely early bloomer* Year-round interest* Wildlife interest.
A Brand New Alternative to your Evergreen ShrubsAre you tired of the traditional foundation plantings that are the staples of neighborhoods all across America? Boxwood, cherry laurel, holly and juniper are all wonderful plants and they definitely have their charms, but is it time for something different? Cue the newest star on the market – Distylium ‘Coppertone’.Coppertone is a mid-sized rounded, spreading evergreen with eye-catching coppery-red new leaves that mature to a soft blue-green. The effect is almost like a watercolor painting. No matter what their color, flowers practically pop in front of a hedge of ‘Coppertone’. Coppertone is one of those lovely shrubs that stands out when you want it to, and blends in when it must.Being a member of the American native witch-hazel family, this wonderful shrub also produces petite red flowers that cover the branches in the winter. It decorates itself for the holidays! You will be completely charmed by the little fuzzy flowers.Coppertone grows best in full sun to moderate shade with well-drained soil, but it won’t mind drought, heat and even wet soil. Insects and diseases aren’t a problem, either.This is a remarkably easy plant to grow anywhere you want a low-maintenance evergreen shrub. Replace your aging foundation plants with a new landscape of ‘Coppertone’. Plant some down your driveway or along your side yard to breathe new life into your home. Order yours today!* First Editions® Plants* Great new evergreen* Colorful foliage and winter flowers* Super easy care.