Cast in Bronze®

Distylium Hybrid 'BLDY02' PP32785

Distylium is a tough, evergreen shrub. Resistant to diseases and insects, and tolerant of wet and dry soils, they can take just about anything. Cast in Bronze has a bronze tint to new foliage and 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 7b

Cast in Bronze® Features

Plant Dimensions

3–4' H x 4–5' W

Landscape Use

Container, Foundation Planting, Low Hedge, Mass planting, Slope

Plant Type

Evergreen

Growth Rate

Moderate

Exposure

Full coastal sun to part shade in hotter climates

Special Feature

Disease / Pest Resistance, Drought tolerance, Easy Care, Heat Tolerance, Returns Year After Year, Water-wise

Feature

Evergreen shrub, small red flowers in spring

Flowering Season

None

Cast in Bronze® Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise

Fertilizer

Feed with acid fertilizer in late winter

Pruning

Shape after spring bloom

Soil

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.

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Your zip code 23917 is located in Zone: 7b with a temperature range of: 5 to 10 °F.