Every year, major publications come out with their "Best of" new plants list. This year, the folks at Fine Gardening were no exception, and included First Editions® Cinnamon Girl™ Distylium as one of their Best New Shrubs for 2016. They call it "a disease-free alternative to boxwood." That's one great attribute of this plant; for those of you that deal with boxwood blight and other insect and disease issues, Distylium is a great disease-resistant alternative. Cinnamon Girl™ is also unique in that it has higher cold tolerance than the species. This variety has plum-purple new grown and then turns blue-green as the leaves mature. Click HERE to learn more about Cinnamon Girl™, or click HERE to read the digital issue of Fine Gardening.