Nandina domestica 'Gulfstream'
Gulfstream is a very vigorous variety of dwarf compact Nandina. Foliage is slightly flatter and delicate looking than many other compact versions, and winter color is a very good red color. The winter colors intensity will vary from an intense red color, to a mixture of reds, greens, yellows, and oranges. Summer foliage is a dark metallic blue green color, and extremely dense.
One very nice feature of Gulfstream Nandina is that it does not tend to
spread through sucker shoots like many other Nandina cultivars, which makes it much easier to shape, control, and maintain. Forms a very
compact, colorful mound with maturity - has proven to have excellent hardiness as well. This variety was first discovered by Hines Nursery, Houston, TX.
Plant Facts & Specifications
3 - 3 1/2 ft
Moderate ( 6" - 10" avg per yr )
6 - 9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )
Full sun to partial shade
Average to moist & fertile is preferred......but is extremely adaptable to virtually any type of conditions & soil.
--Foliage Color & Texture:
Very delicate texture with long, slender leaves that come to a very nice, distinct point. Fall & winter color is a very intense red color, with varying amounts of green mixed in throughout.
--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts:
White inflorescence begin to appear in early May in many areas, and are approx 4" long. Followed by red berry like fruit much like that of typical Holly shape & color.
--Diseases / Insects:
No serious diseases or pests have been reported with this variety - a very trouble free plant.
3 - 4 ft apart recommended for hedge or foreground plantings
--Deer Resistance Rating : Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance
--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.