Nandina domestica 'Gulfstream'
is a very vigorous variety of dwarf compact Nandina. Foliage is
slightly flatter and larger 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 red & green. 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,
Plant Facts & Specifications
Mature Height: 3 - 3 1/2 ft
Mature Width: 3 ft
Growth rate: Moderate ( 6"-10" avg per yr )
Hardiness Zones: 6-9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )
Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Preference: 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.
Fertilization / Feeding: Either
water soluble ( Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular ( Holly Tone
is excellent ). Other granular types with 6-12-12, or 10-10-10 ratio is
acceptable. Best to begin feeding in early spring, and then continue to re-apply monthly until early fall.
Recommended Spacing: No specific recommendations - normal spacing would be approx 5 ft apart for group, foreground, or foundation plantings.
Deer Resistance Rating: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 [ 1 - least resistant........10 highly resistant ]