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|Neutral ||Gardeningman ||On Mar 4, 2013, Gardeningman from Kingman, KS wrote:
Dwarf Nandina 'Compacta' is a very nice shrub, but unfortunately people try to plant it as a "plant it and forget it" type of shrub. And Nandinas are not that, at least not from what I have observed. There are several of these planted around my town and most of them look ratty and un-kept. Some of the older ones have broken branches, which cause the plant to look awkward and misshapen as it slowly recovers from the damage. The Dwarf Nandina ‘Compacta’ is a nice shrub but, it needs to be manicured occasionally as it ages to keep its tidy form.
|Positive ||WUVIE ||On Nov 26, 2006, WUVIE from Hulbert, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:
While I absolutely love the Dwarf Nandina, I agree with Darius that it's height is exaggerated, which does not
detract from the plant in my opinion.
The evergreen foliage changes colors, the berries
provide winter interest. You can't go wrong planting this one.
Wish I had more of them. Very nice!
|Positive ||darius ||On Jul 30, 2002, darius from So.App.Mtns.
United States (Zone 5b) wrote:
This shrub has moderate growth. Mine, seen pictured here, has been in the ground 3 years and is still less than 15" tall. The blooms are few and the berries few, perhaps to the small size. It's perfect for my bed of dwarf shrubs! Leaves turn red in fall.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Prescott Valley, Arizona
Ben Lomond, California
Dana, North Carolina
East Norriton, Pennsylvania
Conway, South Carolina
Eagle Mountain, Texas
Roman Forest, Texas