Garden designers across the country visit our site on the hunt for the First Editions™ Linebacker Distylium (Distylium 'PIIDIST-IV'). They use these extremely versatile screening plants for busy clients with real privacy concerns.
If you live in a warm climate, you can do the exact same thing. Linebacker is one of the best screening plants available on the market.
The thick, glossy leaves are red-tipped when young, to highlight your shrub with a gentle fire.
Linebacker Distylium are handsome broad-leaved evergreens. Let it easily add texture and vivid color to your landscape!
Fetching red flowers bloom in winter. True, they are petite, but it's sure nice to have something fun to discover in your winter garden.
These plants are related to Witch Hazel, so it's no wonder the blooms come along so early. You'll probably be surprised at how many intrepid early pollinators will show interest in these valuable nectar-sources.
They'll grow into such an effective background of your garden. Use them to create "living walls" of an outdoor dining room. What a nice way to treat your guests!
Enjoy its glossy foliage all year-long. Keep them trimmed up, or let them grow out into a free-form vertical accent.
With limited diseases and insect issues, and a welcome ability to stand up to the high heat and humidity of Zones 7 - 9, these rugged shrubs will be blissfully easy to care for. No need to worry about sun exposure or soil conditions. They seem to adapt to just about anything thrown at them.
What a treat! No wonder we can't keep them in stock. If you see it available on our site, place your order for Linebacker Distylium ASAP.
This is the variety to use if you need to make an ugly view disappear. Plant a long row four feet apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.
LInebacker is tough enough to be used on commercial properties. It won't be long before you achieve a solid screen that adds value to your property.
If you really need heavy-duty privacy protection, create a natural-looking drift. Start with a single tree at the end, then plant two to three shrubs deep at the widest point.
Finish with another single tree at the other end. Curved lines look best for a natural look.
If you want to define your property, go ahead and use military precision when planting. These durable shrubs take shearing like a champion.
This plant is especially helpful if your selected spot runs in full sun and partial shade conditions. You'll never regret this choice.
These are widely adaptable. No worry if you want to plant in sun or shade, or in a low-lying area that stays wet periodically.
Provide a medium amount of water on a regular basis while your plants are young. After their roots are established, you'll be able to go on an extended vacation without fussing about your drought tolerant hedge.
Prune in late winter to shape your shrub. Follow the line of the shrub for the best results. Remove damaged or crossing branches.
Once it is fully mature, you can remove a few of the older stems to the ground as a rejuvenation pruning every other year or so. The thinner, younger stems will have the best color.
Apply an all-purpose, slow-release fertilizer in spring. Follow the directions on the label.
While deer don't tend to bother this plant much, we do recommend that you apply deer repellent on new plants. In areas with heavy deer pressure, they get very hungry and curious. Reapply according to the label.
Linebacker Distylium is an excellent screening plant that can be used wherever you might consider Photinia, Holly or even Juniper. Order your commercial-grade plants from Nature Hills today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||DISTYLIUM 'PIIDIST-IV'|
|Mature Height||8 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 - 8 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil||Adaptable to Most Soils|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|