SCIENTIFIC NAME: Distylium 'Coppertone'
COMMON NAME: Distylium
GARDEN SIZE: 3-4 ft. x 4-5 ft.
USDA ZONE: 7 to 9
EXPOSURE: Full Sun to Part Shade
WATER & SOIL: Average moisture, well-drained soil; drought tolerant once established
HABIT (FORM): Compact, spreading shrub
FOLIAGE: Evergreen; Oblong, rich dark green leaves with a hint of blue; emerges coppery-red
BLOOM TIME: February to March
BLOOM COLOR: Small, red fringed flowers
CARE: Pruning is rarely needed but if desired can be done after flowering; can be sheared to keep a more compact, formal appearance