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Foliage pics for Steragram (Sue)

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This Nandina is Firepower, and won’t get much above 2ft.
There is a Sorbaria Sem on either side, each trying to get into the picture.

The front bed, in full sun, Sambucus nigra on the left, then Sorbaria . . . the Nandina is hidden, so perhaps not the best choice?!

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The Nandina wont let you down,Sheila.Just bought a 4th one last week and encouraged my friend to do the same.

22 Aug, 2014

 

Thanks Julia. I did better with a couple of Nandina domestica . . . grown to 6ft either side of our front windows: yes, they are great shrubs.

22 Aug, 2014

 

Love the foliage of these plants, Sheilabub.

23 Aug, 2014

 

Thank you Klahanie . . . I was just trying to help Steragram with a problem that she put up on Questions, but nice to know that other friends have looked in . . . thanks people!

23 Aug, 2014

 

Lovely - I like foliage just as much as flowers, I think. I always think different shaped leaves are so interesting, as well as different colours.

23 Aug, 2014

 

Thank you Sheila. It certainly looks very pretty - I didn't know there was a dwarf one - just concerned about suckering of either that or the dwarf. Have you had either long enough to see if its a problem? I won't be able to get at it easily to sort any suckers. I guess your border will be pretty dry there by the house wall? That's certainly a plus as whatever goes in that border has to put up with pretty dry ground - I don't have enough compost to improve everywhere at once!.
Concern about suckering has also made me keep my little sorberia in a pot (so long its turning into a bonsai!)

It was kind of you to be so helpful.Thank you.

Will you be able to contain the Sambucus in that narrow border? Mine gets pretty enthusiastic!

23 Aug, 2014

 

Hi Sue - I have never seen any suckers from either Nandina domestica or N. Firepower . . . as you say, the Sorbaria is another matter! We have had both for at least six years.

The Sambucus wasn't a very sensible choice as I do have to be quite severe with it, but on the other hand everything there is drought-tolerant . . . the only watering it gets is from rain.

Thank you Susanne!

24 Aug, 2014

 

I went down to the local GC today to see if they had any but they said they are in a frost pocket (!! not a good site) and that the nandinas did badly in pots over the winter. However i am so far undeterred. Resisted getting a cotinus at the same time as no ground ready for it at the mo.

24 Aug, 2014

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