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Swing Low Distylium shrub with deep green foliage planted in a garden bed
Swing Low Distylium closeup of the deep green foliage of the shrub
Swing Low Distylium closeup of the glossy deep green elongated leaves
Swing Low Distylium shrub with deep green foliage planted in a garden bed
Swing Low Distylium closeup of the deep green foliage of the shrub
Swing Low Distylium closeup of the glossy deep green elongated leaves


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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 7-9
  • Mature Height: 2-3' tall
  • Mature Width: 4-6' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 4-6' apart

Swing Low® Distylium

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Distylium x 'PIIDIST-VI' PP29,779

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Why plant Swing Low® Distylium?

Have an unsightly "dead spot" in your landscape where no plants will grow? No worries, Swing Low Distylium is the perfect groundcovering shrub that will fill those empty spaces with color and evergreen flair all year round. The dense shrubby foliage is abundant with blue-green leaves and is easy enough to maintain that only minor pruning may be needed at any given time. Swing Low is disease and pest resistant, emphasizing how low maintenance this character is in the landscape.

Originating from China, Distylium makes up a small grouping of plants that are actually related to witch-hazel. There were three distyliums brought over from China that proved to be popular: Distylium myricoides, Distylium racemosum, and a hybrid between the two. It was the hybrid that attracted Dr. Michael Dirr at the University of Georgia to the DNA and reseeding of this hybrid. Some of the seedlings were selected and patented; plant 'PIIDIST-VI' was patented in 2016 after its great performance during one of the hottest Georgia summers and is now the plant that we know as the First Editions Swing Low Distylium.

How to use Swing Low® Distylium in the landscape?

One of the more compact distyliums on the market, Swing Low keeps it's shape better than most. The blue-green foliage keeps it's wonderful color year round and adds color in any season. Use Swing Low in groupings or planting en masse for the best effect that this plant can offer. A great substitute for plants such as laurels, boxwoods, hollies, and junipers, you'll fall in love with Swing Low the first season!

Why Bower & Branch?

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower

How To Plant Swing Low® Distylium

Swing Low is a very adaptable plant able to thrive in almost any conditions. Known for its heat tolerance, Swing Low can withstand conditions such as dry soils, heat, and even wet soils and seasonal flooding.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 7-9

How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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