Yellow-white flowers appear in late spring, followed by prolific berries that ripen from green to bright-red or purple in fall. The elegant foliage turns fiery red in fall. There are low, ground-hugging Nandina varieties; medium-sized shrubs for mid-border; and tall, bushy types for the back of the border.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsInvasive in Texas.
CareGrow as a specimen plant, against a brick wall, or in the shrub border. Grow in moist but well-drained soil.
PropagationRoot semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
ProblemsLeaf spot, root rot, and Verticillium wilt. Viruses causing reddish coloration; mosaic and distortion are common.
- Genus : Nandina
- Zones : 10, 11, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
- Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
- Growth Rate : Fast
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Uses : Ground Covers
- Bloom Time : Late Spring, Spring
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Characteristics : Showy Fall Foliage, Showy Foliage, Showy Fruit
- Plant Type : Shrubs
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
- Flower Color : White