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Myrtle-leaf Distylium
Distylium myricoides

Family: Hamamelidaceae
Genus: Distylium (dis-STY-lee-um) (Info)
Species: myricoides (mir-ih-KOY-deez) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anniston, Alabama

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Sumter, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 19, 2006, growin from Beautiful, BC (Zone 9b) wrote:

Durable small shrub that prefers part-shade. Blooms in mid-winter but not spectacular bloom (dark redish). Seems to be as tough as Hamamelis to which it is related. Holds green colour through summer and comes up with light-green new foliage towards the fall/winter.