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Nandina domestica 'Firepower' - Size 1
Firepower Nandina

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Our Price: $6.50

Product Code: NANFIR1

Nandina domestica 'Firepower'

Overall Description

Very nice form of Nandina with larger leaves than most nandinas. Has a beautiful bright lime green color on new growth in spring, darkening somewhat throughout the season - ending up in the fall with a dazzling display of bright, fire-engine red foliage, complimented with other hues of darker reds, oranges, and even occasionally a maroon color.

No trimming required to maintain shape & size. Works outstanding when used as accents throughout the landscape, or even planted in a row alongside walkways, or up against buildings as foundation plantings. Anywhere you want a no fuss splash of seasonal color - full sun, or part sun. Just an all around excellent landscape plant.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 3 ft

--Mature Width : 2 - 3ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate (4" - 6" avg per year )

--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 9

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to partial shade

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly moist & fertile - well drained. Mulching recommended

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen broadleaf - good sized leafy foliage starts out bright lime green, and matures to a darker green throughout the summer, ending up as a real eye popping color display in fall. Foliage has a very fine texture, but is much sturdier than it looks.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
None to mention on this variety

--Diseases / Insects :
No serious problems have been noted - Nandina is an amazingly trouble free species.

--Recommended Spacing :
Only spacing recommendations I will provide here are for planting within a single row, as there are really no other planting arrangements commonly used that would require a set spacing. If you desire a continuous row / hedge type look, with no breaks or gaps between plants, then a real tight spacing will be needed - approximately 2 feet apart on center. To have a gap, space, or clear distinction between one plant to the next, then you will need to widen your spacing to approximately 4 feet apart on center.

--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.

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