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Nandina Domestica

Botanical Name:

Nandina domestica

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Rich, Well-Drained, 3.7-6.4 pH
Heat Tolerant
110°F / 43°C
Cold Tolerant
-10 °F / -23°C
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Perennial, Shrub

Lifespan

Perennial, Woody Zones 6-9

Plant Height

4-8 ft / 1.2-2.4 m

Flower

Petite white blooms with 3-6 petals grow on an erect terminal of panicles.

Fruit

Bright red berries are produced in terminal panicles in the fall and persist through the winter.

Benefits
Ornamental

Young leaves are bright pink or red, turning green with time, then turn red or purple before falling. Exquisite tiny blooms and bright red fruits decorate the plants dense foliage.

Attracts

Birds

Small Mammals

Songbirds

Warning

All parts of the plant are poisonous, containing compounds that decompose to produce hydrogen cyanide, and can be fatal if ingested.

Taxonomy

Order

Ranunculales

Family

Berberidaceae

Genus

Nandina

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