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Nandina domestica /Nandina

Nandina domestica  / Nandina domestica
Several shades of red in autumn foliage
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Several shades of red in autumn foliage

Autumn berries

Fruit and foliage in early winter

New growth in spring


Large cluster of berries in winter

Form of plant

Close-up image of a cluster of nandina berries

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Scientific Name: Nandina domestica
Common Name: Nandina
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants that Attract Birds
Shrubs, Fruiting
Comments: Easy to grow almost anywhere. Has a lacy appearance and an upright form. Autumn foliage coloration is sometimes a vibrant red all winter. The fruit, which is bright red or creamy white, can last all fall and winter. Birds will eat the berries, but not very readily. This plant is very resistant to insect and disease pests, resistant to deer and is drought tolerant.