What kind of bush is this?

LonelyGoatherdFebruary 25, 2013

Just wondering what kind of bush this is? We've only lived here a year so it was planted by the other owners.

It's a hardy bush and has stayed this color since fall! I just took this picture the other day.

I believe it was just green in the summer but embarrassingly enough I can't remember. I just remember truly noticing it this past fall.

Thanks!

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tedhort

Nandina domestica.

Regards,

Ted

    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 7:13PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Dwarf Nandina

    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 7:13PM
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LonelyGoatherd

Man you all are fast! Thank you so much! I think I'll have to add a few more of these. I thought only evergreens stayed green all year. These little bushes have been so pretty all through winter.
Thank you again! :)

    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 8:06PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

By evergreens you doubtless mean evergreen conifers, there are also evergreen broad-leaved trees and shrubs.

Such as Nandina domestica. Some other familiar examples you will probably see in Virginia are Quercus virginiana and Magnolia grandiflora.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 8:40PM
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LonelyGoatherd

I guess I did mean conifers. I forgot that there are types of evergreens. So I take it that Nandina would be evergreen? It's a really pretty bush. I need to add some more to our yard. This time of year I crave green so much that any green, conifer or otherwise will do!

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 1:30AM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

LonelyGoatherd - if you crave green in the winter there are hundreds of shrubs to choose from. You're not restricted to Nandina and conifers. Just check whether something is deciduous or not in your area when you next go plant shopping.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 10:56AM
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Leafhead

Check out Ilex, the Holly family. Lots of berries in Winter for the birds. Pretty foliage all year 'round...
Rhododendrons are evergreen and bloom spectacularly in the spring.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 11:12AM
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LonelyGoatherd

We've spent a lot of time this past year updating the inside of the house. It was a total fixer upper in and out.
This year I'm ready to tackle the outside. I can't wait. I much prefer gardening to inside remodeling.

bboy that is a good idea. I'm going to see what evergreens grow well here in Central VA when choosing my landscaping. We did plant a foster holly by the house last year that is gorgeous and we planted two Norwegian pines that are doing very well. But this year we'll really get to work. These little Nandina bushes will definitely be on my evergreen list.
Thanks again!

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 11:40AM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

That was flora, of course.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 1:57PM
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