Flirt Nandina Hedging plant
Nandina domestica, commonly called heavenly bamboo, is a broadleaf evergreen upright, evergreen shrub that typically grows to ' tall and to ' wide. Flirt™ Nandina foliage. (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder). Height: 12 inches . Spread: 18 inches. Sunlight: full sun partial shade full shade. Hardiness Zone. Flirt™ - Low growing, spreading Nandina with masses of red new growth Height & Width: cm high x cm wide. Foliage: Red new growth in spring.
Full sun to full shade Soil Conditions Average soil with added organic matter Drought Tolerance Botanical Name Nandina domestica 'Murasaki' PP 21, Smart gardeners are increasingly using foliage color to supplement their flowering plants, and give color in the garden for months at a time, not just for the week or two that flowers bring. Many gardeners also have problems with the shady parts of the gardens, where the range of suitable plants is small, and most are plain green.
It is no wonder, when we saw the Flirt Nandina for the first time, we knew right away this was the answer to both those problems.
For nine months of the year this plant pumps out color in shady or sunny parts of your garden, yet it is one of the easiest, low-maintenance plants you can grow. Flirt Nandina is a dwarf form of the popular sacred bamboo — a plant often grown for its shade and drought resistance.
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The problem with the normal form of this plant is that it can grow tall, perhaps reaching 6 to 8 feet in height. This is often too large for most gardens, especially in shady places, beneath low-hanging branches. As well, apart from some soft pink color on new leaves for a short time, it is basically green.
So plant breeders set to work, and now we have several much shorter forms, often with persistent colored leaves, but still with that tough, drought-resistant quality that makes them so easy to grow.
All the forms of this plant we offer are useful in the garden, but the Flirt Nandina stands out for its unique, persistent leaf color, and its short stature, ideal for edging and for ground cover underneath shrubs. For nine months of the year the leaves of this plant are a delicious rich red color, like a fine red wine.
This color begins in spring with the new growth, and it persists all summer and fall, only turning a unique shade of gray-green for a brief part of the winter, before sprouting anew with fresh leaves of rich red. The original Nandina, or sacred bamboo Nandina domestica is a plant native to Japan, China and India. It grows by sending upright canes from the base, forming a dense clump of stems, often of different heights.
The tiny white flowers are in large, open clusters. These can develop into clusters of red berries, but the Flirt Nandina does not produce fruit. This is a good thing, since in warmer states there have been some issues with this plant escaping via seeds into wild areas, and interfering with the growth of native plants. That will not happen with the Flirt Nandina. The leaves of the Flirt Nandina are large, but this is not apparent, since they are divided into many small leaflets.
The effect is reminiscent of bamboo, which is why it has the alternative name of sacred bamboo, and the overall effect is airy and light. Best with consistent watering. Established plants have some drought tolerance.
Best fruiting occurs when grown in groups. Single specimens may fruit poorly.
Louis area, it is considered to be semi-evergreen to deciduous because plants will typically lose their foliage become deciduous as soon as winter temperatures dip below 10 degrees F. Plants are not reliably winter hardy to the St.
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Louis area, and if grown therein, should be sited in protected locations with organic winter mulches applied. Noteworthy Characteristics Nandina domestica, commonly called heavenly bamboo, is a broadleaf evergreen shrub that is ornamentally grown for its interesting foliage and its often spectacular fruit display.
It is native to Japan, China and India.
Louis, it is semi-evergreen to deciduous, and typically grows shorter since the stems often will die to the ground in winter. Although it belongs to the Barberry family, it is commonly called heavenly bamboo because its erect, cane-like stems and compound leaves resemble bamboo.
Tiny whitish flowers with yellow anthers appear in late spring in loose, erect, terminal clusters. Flowers are followed by sprays of spherical, two-seeded, red berries which persist from fall to spring, providing winter interest. Heavenly bamboo tends to invade adjacent lands including certain forested areas of the southeastern U. It is now considered to be an invasive species in some southern states.
Genus name is the Latinized form of the Japanese name of this plant Nanten.Flirt™ Nandina