Cast In Bronze® Distylium

Southern Living Plants

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
  • Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
  • Growing Zones 7 - 9

Evergreen plants, like the Cast in Bronze® Distylium, add color to a landscape year-round and will be a focal point of a bed or planting. This fast-growing, upright, rounded evergreen pushes out bronze foliage with hints of maroon that eventually transition to shiny, dark green. The oval-shaped foliage comes to a gentle point and features a light green midrib and veining. This plant is all about the foliage, but small red flowers bloom in the spring.

Use this plant as a medium-sized hedge or screen or to add color along a foundation. At 3 to 4 feet tall, this dwarf plant will do well towards the rear of a garden bed or landscaped area. This shrub is also easy to maintain, primarily because it is drought tolerant and disease resistant, making it an excellent option for inexperienced or more laid-back gardeners. The Cast in Bronze® Distylium is a perennial in USDA zones 7 through 9. 

Cast in Bronze® Distylium Plant Care

Newly planted Distylium will need a consistent watering routine, and established plants will only need water during dry weather. This plant is prone to root rot, so use well-draining soil that will allow the roots to dry out. The soil should also be acidic to slightly acidic and range from 5.0 to 6.5 pH. Plant in full sun to part shade.

Apply fertilizer starting in the spring and continuing throughout the growing season to promote healthy growth. This plant does not require much pruning, but give it a trim in the spring if it needs to be cleaned up or re-shaped.

Cast in Bronze® Distylium Plant Spacing

A mature Distylium will be 3 to 4 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide. Space the plants 2 to 3 feet apart to create a hedge or a seamless mass planting. Place plants 4 to 5 feet apart to showcase each individual plant.

Cast in Bronze® Distylium Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 - 9
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet
Mature Spread: 4 - 5 Feet
Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet
Habit: Dwarf, Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Fall Interest, Winter Interest
Watering: Low
Resists: Disease
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Hedges & Privacy, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Foliage Interest
Brand: Southern Living Plants
Common Name: Cast in Bronze® Distylium
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Distylium hybrid 'BLDY02' PPIP

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.