Bayou Bliss™

Bayou Bliss®

Distylium Hybrid ‘BLDY01’ PP32816

Distylium are tough, evergreen shrubs. Resistant to diseases and insects, and tolerant of wet and dry soils, they can take just about anything. With a compact, rounded habit, Bayou Bliss is a great easy-care alternative to boxwood or holly.

Sunset Zones

4–9, 14–17

USDA Zones

0°F to 10°F USDA zones 7–9

This plant is suitable for your USDA Zone 8a

Bayou Bliss® Features

Plant Dimensions

2–3' H x 3–5' W

Landscape Use

Border, Container, Hedge, Low Hedge, Mass planting, Slope

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full coastal sun to part shade in hotter climates

Special Feature

Compact habit, Disease / Pest Resistance, Drought tolerance, Easy Care, Heat Tolerance, Water-wise


Compact evergreen shrub with fine, textured foliage

Flowering Season


Bayou Bliss® Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise


Feed with acid fertilizer in late winter


Shape after spring bloom


Prefers neutral to acidic

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

Shop for your Sunset plants

Your zip code 30316 is located in Zone: 8a with a temperature range of: 10 to 15 °F.