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Nandina Genus

Nanten

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Nandina genus (Nanten). This genus consists of one species of evergreen or semi-evergreen, summer-flowering shrub, which is grown for the foliage and flowers.

Characteristics

Semi-evergreens or Evergreens, Shrubs

Other common names

Heavenly bamboo

Origin

India, China and Japan

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers.

Cultivation

It is frost hardy and prefers a sheltered, sunny site with fertile, well drained but not too dry soil. On established plants, prune untidy, old stems to base in spring.

Propagation

You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to viruses, red spider mites and scale insects.

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