Distylium can take drought, heat and wet feet. Deer don’t prefer it, but may munch. After hearing those facts, this plant’s glossy evergreen foliage in varieties with upright to spreading forms that range from three to ten feet tall, is almost icing on the cake!
Distylium is considered a tougher, disease-resistant alternative to cherry laurels, junipers, hollies, Indian hawthorn, and boxwood.
What is Georgia Gold Medal Plant Program (GGMP)?
The Georgia Gold Medal Plant Program promotes the use of superior ornamental plants in Georgia.
It represents the combined effort of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia; the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension; University faculty members; and nurserymen, flower growers, garden retailers and landscape professionals across the state.
Winners are chosen from five categories: Natives, Annuals, Perennials, Trees, Shrubs and Vines and Groundcovers.
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