Distylium is an excellent foundation shrub and a more unique choice to traditional plants such as hollies. It's lush, evergreen foliage allow this plant to be used in many capacities in the landscape. Plant Distylium in full sun and water well over the first few weeks. once established, they are known to withstand a mild drought. Coppertone™ is a compact and medium size Distylium with coppery red new growth. Staying smaller than other varieties, it is a great alternative to boxwood and cherry laurels.