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. Linebacker¢ is a compact, upright evergreen form of Distylium with red new growth. It grows the tallest of the First Editions Distylium reaching nearly ten feet at maturity, making it a beautiful evergreen hedge or screen.