Swing Low® Distylium

Distylium 'PIIDIST-VI' PP29,779

We selected this new Distylium because of its habit. Low growing at 2-3’ tall and prostrate, Swing Low® is a perfect evergreen for grouping and massing. After five years in trials, it remains more compact and prostrate than Cinnamon Girl™ with dainty blue-green leaves densely arranged on horizontal branches. Like all First Editions® Distylium, Swing Low® is an adaptable plant growing well in dry soil, wet soil, seasonally flooded areas and slopes. It’s also heat tolerant. We selected this plant in summer 2016 after the hottest Georgia summer on record. It adapts well to pruning when needed, and is disease and insect resistant. Bred by Plant Introductions, Inc.
  • Plant Height Height2-3'

  • Plant Width Width4-6'

  • Plant Exposure ExposureFull Sun

  • Plant Hardiness Zone Zone 7-9

Additional Attributes


Red-purple to dark green

Growing Tips

  • Pruning PruningLate winter after flower
  • Watering WateringMedium
  • Fertilizing FertilizingBalanced NPK