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Plum Passion Nandina domestica 'Plum' Passion'

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Description

A spectacular and unique nandina, 'Plum Passion' is deep purplish-red when in new growth, deep green in summer and rich reddish-purple in fall and winter. Fruits may not form, especially on solitary shrubs, as cross-pollination is needed. Prefers moist, well-drained soils.

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Cultivars:
Tags:
#evergreen#red berries#showy leaves#mass planting#deer resistant#winter intrest#red fall color
Cultivars:
Tags:
#evergreen#red berries#showy leaves#mass planting#deer resistant#winter intrest#red fall color
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Nandina
    Species:
    domestica
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    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: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Multi-stemmed
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    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
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    White flowers in panicles 8-12" long bloom in late spring
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    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
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Alternate, bi- to tri-pinnately compound leaves; new growth is purple
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Lawn
    Meadow
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Water Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer