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PlantFiles: Myrtle-leaf Distylium
Distylium myricoides

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

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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)

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

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Grown for foliage

Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive growin On Jan 19, 2006, growin from Vancouver, BC (Zone 8b) 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.


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

Anniston, Alabama
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Sumter, South Carolina

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