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Native alternative(s) for Nandina domestica 'Harbour Dwarf':
Callicarpa americana Callicarpa americana in summer in Moore County
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Nandina domestica 'San Gabriel' Nandina domestica 'San Gabriel'
Berberis x chenaultii
Anigozanthos flavidus Flowers

Nandina domestica 'Harbour Dwarf'

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
nan-DEE-nuh doh-MESS-tik-a
Description

'Harbour Dwarf' is a dwarf form of Nandina that typically grows to only 2-3 foot tall, but can spreads by rhizomes to 3-4 foot wide. Leaves are smaller, narrower and closer together, typically forming a dense foliage mound that branches to the ground. Fruits are less abundant than with most Nandinas. In areas where it is evergreen, the leaves will maintain their red color throughout the winter. Once established, it is moderately drought tolerant.

More information on Nandina domestica.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#sun#partial shade#drought tolerant#red leaves#winter interest#dwarf#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#sun#partial shade#drought tolerant#red leaves#winter interest#dwarf#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Nandina
    Species:
    domestica
    Family:
    Berberidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Root Cutting
    Seed
    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: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • 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:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Round, fleshy, red fruit, less than 0.5 inches
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Panicle
    Flower Description:
    White with yellow anthers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Undulate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Tripinnately compound, leaves emerge in spring and turn reddish in the winter
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Lawn
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Slope/Bank
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought