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Could somebody tell me what this plant is?

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It looks very like Nandina to me (sometimes known as Heavenly Bamboo, but it is not a bamboo!). The leaves will change colour throughout the year.

12 Mar, 2011


It's looking very much better than mine are! Little scrawny things and two of them have lost their leaves. I hope they pick up!

BY the way, Startinggardening, you could have added the second photo by using the "Edit" button under your original question. Never mind!

12 Mar, 2011


ya i've got a little one as well,it dosen't do alot,think i must be doing something wrong.yours is fab.

12 Mar, 2011


Whoa! What a fantastic Nandina!! Well done you!! Lovely!

12 Mar, 2011


Maybe - Plantmaiden - yours is Nandina Firepower, which is much smaller and only grows to about 3 ft.

12 Mar, 2011


Wow, that's a wonderful specimen, i'm green with envy !!!

I have Nandina domestica too but mine looks nowhere near as good as that - would you tell me what position it's in, what soil too, do you and how you prune it and do you treat it in any special ways ? !

I'm presuming from your question that you don't have a lot of knowledge about it but wondered how you'd been treating it !

13 Mar, 2011


I don't think I've ever seen such huge specimens either. Mine are a good 6ft tall but not so bushy, and OH is always threatening to prune them, but actually they need NO maintenance at all. They are against a sunny wall, but I've seen others quite happy in partial shade.

13 Mar, 2011

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