Genus Distylium Species x Cultivar 'PIIDIST-IV' First EditionsÂ® Linebackerâ„¢ Common Name Linebackerâ„¢ Distylium Patent ID PPAF Height 8 to 10 Feet Spread 6 to 8 Feet Habit Upright, compact habit. Moderate growth rate. Zone 7 to 9 Culture Full sun to partial shade. Flower Small red flowers in winter. Flower Color Red Foliage Reddish new growth, turning dark green. Evergreen. Categories: Evergreen Shrub First Editions® Description Photo courtesy of First Editions.