Nandina domesticaItem #6220 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
Lacy green leaves on upright cane-like stems turn brilliant red in autumn. Clusters of tiny cream-colored flowers are followed by bright red berries. Versatile and durable, effective as a specimen plant for screening or in borders. Use for mass plantings to create an intense, colorful landscape effect as color changes. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:nan-DEE-na doh-MES-ti-kaPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:NarrowGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring flowers, followed by winter berries.Flower color:WhiteDesign IdeasThough not a real Bamboo, it is equally important to Asian-inspired landscapes. With its tall, thin growth and graceful bright foliage and berries, it makes a perfect accent in foliage-heavy gardens. Perfect plant for very narrow places, tight entries or beside gateways. Indispensable for courtyards, entry gardens and high-profile niches in architecture. Never outgrows its space, so feel free to plant into vine pockets in paving. Or, for a real show, grow in Asian-style glazed ceramic pots beside water gardens and fountains.Companion PlantsKohuhu (Pittosporum); Rose (Rosa); Creeping Juniper (Juniperus); Cryptomeria (Cryptomeria); Abelia (Abelia)
- CareCare InformationEasily grown in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Drought tolerant but best with supplemental summer water. Apply fertilizer in early spring. Prune one-third of the stems annually to promote dense spring growth.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.