Nandina, any one with eperience??

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Nandina, any one with eperience??

Post  appalachianOwl on Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:12 pm

Hello all. Stumbled across this Nandina in a 75% off section yeasterday, did some research last night and decided to pick it up today. Removed old soaked soil, no pruning of roots, gave it some better draining soil, as well as exposing the roots a little. It has some great potential, not the ordinary species, but that's why i like it so much. Could hardly find any info on the subject, just wanting to see if anyone here has any experience? Any bit is appreciated-Jacob






maybe unnessisary, but have started stuffing moss in roots after exposing and slowly removing over time


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Post  Kev Bailey on Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:21 pm

Nice Nandina stump. My ordinary one does fine in the garden. I've lost three more exotic ones, that were potted, during severe winters. Give this one some protection if severe frosts are forecast.

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Post  Sakaki on Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:47 pm

I usually see nandinas in our local nurseries. Form of them (almost all) reminds me brazilian rain tree or umbrella. Smile

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:33 am

"Appalachian area" covers a lot of ground and a lot of temperature differences. Nandina are fairly hardy, but if you are north of me and above 3000 feet, you will need to give it winter protection. Insulating the pot in a load of mulch should be sufficient.

That's a super stump. Next spring, just cut that crossing root away.

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Post  appalachianOwl on Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:32 pm

hey, thanks everyone for the info, wintering was what was most curious about. am currently in very eastern TN, but will be moving soon to western NC, so the plants will be wintering there. kinda like the crossing root, remove for aesthetics or other purposes?

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:09 pm

Aesthetics! Asthetics! Do as you wish, but if you study good bonsai that emulate old trees and whose roots are exposed, you can count the number with crossing roots on the fingers of your closed fist.

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