FIERY NANDINAS - THE PRESS PLANT OF THE MONTH - JULY 2011
These winter wonders will delight you with their fiery red and orange winter hues and their effortless nature. Of the many varieties of Nandinas available; two Nandinas making their mark this winter are Nandina 'Firepower' and Nandina 'Gulfstream'. 'Firepower' has the foliage of bamboo, while 'Gulfstream' is dense growing with fine leaves. Both plants go through the hotter months with yellow and green leaves and as the colder months approach, their winter coat of deep flaming red shows their true colours.
In smaller gardens and courtyards, a single plant is bound to provide a focal point for the eye; where space is a premium containerize it. For those with a bit more of an expansive garden, plant Nandinas in clusters for effect or hedge them. Loving full sun/part shade and requiring very little care, both Nandinas will grow to approx 60 cm by 60 cm.