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Jewel Box™ Evergreen Distylium

Distylium 'BLDY01'

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Jewel Box Evergreen Distylium (Distylium 'BLDY01') at All Seasons Nursery

Jewel Box™ Evergreen Distylium

Jewel Box™ Evergreen Distylium

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Jewel Box Evergreen Distylium (Distylium 'BLDY01') at All Seasons Nursery

Jewel Box™ Evergreen Distylium foliage

Jewel Box™ Evergreen Distylium foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6

Other Names:  Evergreen Witch Hazel, Witchhazel

Brand:  Southern Living


A refined evergreen plant with emerging light green foliage that matures to a glossy dark green; in late winter to early spring, small red flowers emerge along the older branches; very elegant when massed together or as an accent shrub

Ornamental Features

Jewel Box™ Evergreen Distylium is clothed in stunning panicles of red spider-like flowers along the branches from late winter to early spring. It has attractive dark green evergreen foliage which emerges light green in spring. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Jewel Box™ Evergreen Distylium is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a stunning habit of growth which features almost oriental horizontally-tiered branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Jewel Box™ Evergreen Distylium is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Jewel Box™ Evergreen Distylium will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It may require supplemental watering during periods of drought or extended heat. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for rich, acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Flowers  Foliage Color 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.