Nandina domestica 'Firepower'

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Nandina domestica (Firepower Nandina)

Firepower Nandina

Nandina in partial shade but will exhibit richer-colored red fall foliage if planted in the sun. Foliage diseases will be less in full sun. Although tolerant of drought once established, rich soil and ample moisture will produce a lusher, better-looking plant. Plants survive with neglect, although regular fertilization encourages growth and thicker plants. With bamboo-like stalks and delicate, fern-like foliage, Nandina is much-prized for its oriental effect and distinctive appearance. This cultivar maintains red foliage in winter.

Nandina is a low maintenance shrub, requiring only one pruning each year to control plant height, if needed. The tallest canes should be trimmed to the ground or to different heights to encourage growth and to reduce the size. This will provide for more foliage toward the ground and promote a denser plant. Recent selections have produced several dwarf cultivars, and although most of these do not flower and fruit, they do produce vividly-colored fall foliage and can be used as a ground cover. This cultivar has bright red winter foliage.


Height
12-24 Inches

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Spread
12-24 Inches

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USDA Hardiness Zone 6B to 10A

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Edging
Evergreen
Border
Exposure
Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Growth Rate
Medium
Habit
Upright
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Dry
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