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By Japon

Derbyshire, United Kingdom Gb

Nandina "Firepower"
Does this want full sun or shade for the best Autumn/Winter red colour?



It needs full sun, Japon. I made the mistake of planting mine in part-shade, and it just doesn't colour up.

21 Oct, 2010


Thanks Spritzhenry for the speedy reply, Iv had conflicting advice about full sun or part shade. I have 2 of them and i must admit the one that gets more sun is going a nice orange/red colour.

Think i will have to move the other one.......Cheers.

21 Oct, 2010


Yes, I shall too - if I can find a space, that is! LOL. I've said that for the last four years. :-((

22 Oct, 2010


Hi Japon,

They will grow very happily in shade, even quite deep shade, but they won't colour successfully like that.

22 Oct, 2010


That's exactly what mine does - just sits there the same colour - I'd have liked the autumn hues. My own fault, I'm afraid.

22 Oct, 2010

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