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Nandina domestica 'Nana Purpurea'

Family: Berberidaceae (bear-ber-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nandina (nan-DEE-nuh) (Info)
Species: domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Nana Purpurea

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is resistant to deer
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Ethylmarg On Jun 9, 2003, Ethylmarg from New Caney, TX wrote:

I have been growing this plant for six years now and it
is one of my favorite. Leaves turn fiery red in the winter
and right back to green in the summer. I have found that to much water causes it to loose it leaves. I have not had any problems with it spreading and it does not produce berries.
After six years mine are still only 2-1/2 feet tall.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Agoura Hills, California
Dana Point, California
Elk Grove, California
Lebanon, Missouri
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Clarksville, Tennessee
Moscow, Tennessee
Fort Worth, Texas
Mission, Texas
New Caney, Texas
Powderly, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Glade Spring, Virginia
Oakton, Virginia
Seattle, Washington

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