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Nandina, Domestic

Nandina domestica (Nandina, Domestic)
Domestic Nandina

Nandina domestica

Nandina domestica is a traditional plant that has spun off numerous, and more desireable, cultivars. It grows 6 to 8 feet tall and produces white flowers in the spring followed by clusters of berries that turn red in the fall and persist on the shrub through the winter. The foliage of the plant is green during the growing season but quickly becomes red with lower temeratures in the fall. The color of the foliage combined with the red fruit make this a terrific plant to use in decorating for Christmas. In the landscape Nandina can be used as a screen, specimen, or in a mixed border. The plant tends to get woody and bare at the bottom but it can be pruned severely in the late winter for rejuvination.

Good winter color
Bright red berries in winter
White flowers in spring
Does well in shade


6 ft



5 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 6 to 9