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Regional Picks: Best New Finds – Southern Plains

Fine Gardening – Issue 174
1. Cinnamon Girl™ Distylium Name: Distylium ‘PIIDIST-V’ Usda Hardiness Zones:7 to 9 Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide Conditions:Full sun to partial shade; well-drained soil The genus Distylium is foreign to most gardeners, but this group of broadleaf evergreens is gaining attention throughout the nursery trade. Cinnamon Girl™ is a fine-textured distylium variety with plum-purple new growth that turns blue-green as the leaves mature. A graceful arching habit, compact growth, and clean, pest-free foliage make it an ideal substitute for hollies and boxwood. Exceptionally adaptable, Cinnamon Girl™ tolerates wet soil as well as drought and heat. A no-fuss plant with gorgeous foliage, Cinnamon Girl™ is set to take the garden world by storm.   2. Firefly™ Nightglow™ Diervilla Name: Diervilla × splendens ‘El Madrigal’ Zones:4 to 8 Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and wide Conditions:Full sun to partial shade; average to dry soil Firefly™ Nightglow™ diervilla is…

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