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Nandina domestica 'Gulf Stream'

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Description

Gulf Stream nandina is a dwarf almost fruitless cultivar in the Berberidaceae (barberry) family.  With an attractive compact habit and bright colorful leaves, it makes an excellent addition to a walkway planting, a low hedge, courtyard or planted as a specimen or in small groupings in a cottage garden.  

It is drought tolerant and may develop suckers.  Cold can damage this plant, but it typically does well in southern winters.  This plant is particularly resistant to damage by deer.

Insects, Diseases, or Other Plant Problems:  If your individual plant produces fruits, clip them before they can reseed naturally in the landscape.    

 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Nandina
    Species:
    domestica
    Family:
    Berberidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Wildlife Value:
    Leaves and berries are toxic to livestock and other domestic animals. Berries contain cyanide and when consumed in quantity can be toxic to birds. This plant is particularly resistant to damage by deer.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    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
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Description:
    Small, red holly type berry which can be toxic to birds
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    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.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Red to red-green winter color
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer