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Nandina Firepower

Posted by jeanerz13 6a (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 20, 14 at 13:47

I bought a nandina firepower a few months ago. It still had some fall color on it. I see it in my garden now and I'm worried that I'm not seeing any new bright green growth. Maybe I'm imagining it, but I think there is less green than when I bought it. Maybe all the new growth is hidden under the old stuff. is there any reason it would get fall color in the summer? I'm just wondering if I need to do something or just not worry about it.

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RE: Nandina Firepower

Fall color in summer is often due drought stress (to lack of water).

RE: Nandina Firepower

Hmm I've been watering it basically every day that it hasn't rained...Although my landscaper did tell me that he's seen nandinas be pretty hit or miss around here... guess I'll just keep it around a year or two and if it still doesn't seem to be doing well I'll just replace it with something else.

RE: Nandina Firepower

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 23, 14 at 18:26

Give them more time to get established. They are likely growing roots rather than new foliage. They are not the fastest shrubs to get started.

RE: Nandina Firepower

FirePower is pretty tough. Give it some time. Some of mine nearly defoliated this past winter from cold temps and wind. They were getting leggy too. I chopped them down to about 6" and they came back with nice low, bushy shapes.

My voles did do a number on some of them in past years after I applied a heavy wood mulch though.

RE: Nandina Firepower

Just wanted to add a picture

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