Jewel Box™ Distylium

Distylium Hybrid Jewel Box™ ‘BLDY01’ PPAF Home » The Collection » Jewel Box™ Distylium are tough, evergreen shrubs. Resistant to diseases and insects, tolerant of wet and dry soils, they can take just about anything. With a compact, rounded habit, Jewel Box is a great easy care alternative to boxwood or holly.
Jewel Box™ Distylium
Feature Evergreen shrub, small red flowers in spring
USDA Zones Hardy to 0°F a 10°F USDA zones 7–9
Sunset Zones 4–9, 14–17
Special Features Compact habit, Disease / Pest Resistance, Easy Care, Water-wise
Landscape Use Border, Hedge, Low Hedge, Mass planting, Slope
Exposure Full sun to part shade
Flowering Season None
Dimensions 2–3 ft H x 3–5 ft W
Growth Rate Moderate
Plant Type Evergreen
Water Needs Low Water Once Established/Water-wise
Soil Prefers neutral to acidic
Fertilizer Apply a balanced fertilizer in spring
Pruning Can prune in spring after flowering

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in full sun to part shade
  • dig hole 2X the width of pot
  • plant 1-2" above ground soil level, backfill hole with soil
  • water deeply to settle, then add more soil if needed
  • mulch 1-2" deep around plant, avoiding area closest to stem

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