CopperTone Distylium

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  • Zones 7 - 10
  • Height 3 - 4 Feet
  • Spread 4 - 5 Feet
  • Full Sun

The CopperTone Distylium, Distylium ‘Piidist-iii”, is a medium sized broadleaf evergreen with copper-red new foliage that turns blue-green during the growing season. This shrub is a member of the witch hazel family, and has small red flowers that bloom in winter.

Use these shrubs as mass plantings or as a hedge. The bushes require very little care, and also provide year round interest. A combination that is very difficult to find. This will really make your landscape stand out in the neighborhood!

Coppertone Distylium Care

Prefers average to slightly acidic well-drained soil. Water regularly to establish. Once established, this bush requires minimal maintenance. This bush does well in areas with high heat and humidity and can tolerate dry conditions. Perfect for southern states because of the of pest & insect resistance plus disease resistance.

To prune Coppertone Distylium shrub, trim in late winter after the shrub is done flowering. However, pruning is not required. You can trim these into formal shapes like a boxwood as well.

Once established, these shrubs do not require much care at all. Perfect for people with no time or that do not enjoy working outdoors in hot and humid conditions.

Coppertone Distylium Spacing

Plant 24 inches apart, center on center when establishing a hedge. Plant 6 to 8 feet apart when used as a foundation planting. These also do great in garden planters, perfect for year round interest in entryways or patios.

CopperTone Distylium Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9
Plant Type: Shrub
Sunlight Exposure: Full Sun
Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet
Mature Width: 4 - 5 Feet
Plant Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet
Growth Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): None
Seasonal Interest: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Blue, Green
Resists: Disease, Pests
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Features: Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Uses: Accent, Foundation, Hedge
Plant Brand: First Editions
Botanical/Scientific Name: Distylium hybrid 'Coppertone'

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
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

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

2 Reviews - CopperTone Distylium Show Reviews

  • 4

    Posted by Aaron on Nov 3rd 2018

    these came in the mail healthy and ready to plant. I'm happy

  • 5
    Great plant

    Posted by James on Mar 31st 2018

    I bought a lot of these to put in at my office building. I wanted something for the landscaping that looked great all year long, but didn't require any attention because I'm too busy running my business. Plants came happy and healthy in the mail, and are now growing in the ground and look great. No complaints at all.