Nandina 'Blush Pink'
(Nandina domestica 'Blush Pink')


Plant Description:

'Blush Pink' Nandina is a Florida-Friendly selection of the invasive ornamental commonly known as heavenly bamboo (Nandina domestica).  In fact, ‘Blush Pink’ is a new version of the old standby Nandina ‘Firepower’.  This compact, evergreen shrub is characterized by upright, cane-like stems with compound leaves that are light to medium green with pink new growth during summer and a bright purplish-pink to red during fall and winter.  What makes this cultivar a good choice for Florida gardens is its lack of flowers and fruit, compared to the “resident species” of Nandina which spreads readily by seed into natural areas. 


Mature Size:     2 feet tall; 1.5 to 2 feet wide

Growth Rate:     Moderate to Fast

Plant Habit:     Mounded


Ornamental Characteristics & Uses:

Foliage Color:   Light to medium green, with pink new growth in spring and summer; purplish-pink to red during winter.

Flower Color:     N/A

Attracts Wildlife:     None

Uses:  Mass planting, borders and foundation plantings, accent plant


Growing Requirements:

Cold Hardiness Zone(s):     6-10

Hardy Temp:     -10o F

Exposure:     Full Sun to Partial Shade

Water Needs:     Moderate 

Soil Tolerances:     Prefers moist, well-drained soils

Soil pH:     Acidic to Slightly Alkaline

Maintenance:     Easy/Low


General Care & Growing Tips:

'Blush Pink' Nandina grows best in moist, fertile soil under light shade. Like most plants, it should be mulched to retain soil moisture, and may require supplemental irrigation to look its best. Does not require pruning; propagation is via cuttings or division.


Common Pests:

No insects or diseases are of major concern.


Reference:  Southern Living Plant Collection. (n.d.) www.southernlivingplants.com

 

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