Nandina Domestica -


Other Common Names: Heavenly Bamboo Nandina, Nandina
Nandina Domestica
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John Heider

John Heider · Gardenality Genius · Zone 9B · 25° to 30° F · Comment About Planting
Nandina is relatively easy to grow. It can be planted in partial shade, but the foliage colors will be more intense if grown in full sun. It is lolerant of most soils as long as it is well drained. A generous amount of organic humus like peat moss or compost should be mixed into the existing soil. Nandina is sensitive to high soil temperatures when planted in containers. A layer of bark over the soil will help to retain moisture and cool the soil surface. In warmer climates protect the container from direct hot afternoon sun. The soil should be kept moist, not wet. As with most plants, wet feet can be a killer. Plants in containers can be planted any time of the year. Transplanting an existing plant is best done during the fall or winter months. When planting or transplanting be sure to set the root ball at the same level with the the surrounding soil surface as it was previously

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John Heider

John Heider · Gardenality Genius · Zone 9B · 25° to 30° F · Comment About Pruning
Nandina needs little to no pruning if left to grow naturally. Nandina domestica can grow to 8' in height and 6' wide. If less height and width is desired the taller and wider stems can be pruned at their base and removed. Do not remove more than 1/3 of the stems at any one time. This pruning will also help to promote new growth of stems from the base and in turn a fuller plant. This pruning can be done any time throughout the year. In colder climates some of the stems may die back during winter months. In spring any dead stems, foliage, and weaker growth at the plants base should be pruned out. If needed this plant can be kept at a determined height and beautiful year after year. I have had many nandinas well over ten years and by pruning out the older stems every year they still look as nice as they did when I planted them.

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John Heider

John Heider · Gardenality Genius · Zone 9B · 25° to 30° F · Comment About Feeding
A light feeding of a Rhododendron or Evergreen type of fertilizer in early spring before new growth starts.

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