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White Berry Nandina Nandina domestica 'Alba'

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nan-DEE-nuh doh-MESS-tik-a AL-ba
Description

Drought tolerant shrub which may develop suckers, reseeds itself readily and occasionally naturalizes.  In rare instances it has established dense stands in forest habitats.  Large clusters of cream-colored berries. Berries do better with some afternoon shade to prevent burning.

 

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#evergreen#poisonous#drought tolerant#shrub#showy fruits#deer resistant
 
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#evergreen#poisonous#drought tolerant#shrub#showy fruits#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Nandina
    Species:
    domestica
    Family:
    Berberidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Root Cutting
    Wildlife Value:
    Leaves and berries are toxic to livestock and other domestic animals, this plant is particularly resistant to damage by deer. Berries contain cyanide and when consumed in quantity can be toxic to birds.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Multi-stemmed
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Cream/Tan
    White
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    cream-white to creamy yellow berries
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Size:
    > 6 inches
    Flower Description:
    White flowers in spring
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Green foliage lacks red tinge of other nandinas; yellow-green in winter
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Pond
    Pool/Hardscape
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Rock Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Hedge
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Pollution
    Poor Soil
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses