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Nandina domestica 'Monum'

Family: Berberidaceae (bear-ber-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nandina (nan-DEE-nuh) (Info)
Species: domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Monum
Additional cultivar information: (PP12069, aka Plum Passion)
Hybridized by Huang; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1997

2 members have or want this plant for trade.


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Mid Fall

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive hipgranny63 On Sep 10, 2011, hipgranny63 from Edmonds, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Last year, I planted three Plum Passion Nandina Monum's on the north side of my house, in the backyard. They're spaced several feet apart. The area gets lots of summer afternoon sun and less sun the rest of the year. I just noticed that one plant has powdery mildew, which probably spread from some Magic Carpet Spirea nearby. Now, as we go into fall, there is less and less sun back there. I'm not sure if I'll spray with some sulfur, or just prune out the mildewed branches. Other than a little mildew, they seem to be doing fine. Any ideas? I have a very small lot and no place to transplant these expensive plants.


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

Fremont, California
West Friendship, Maryland
Belmar, New Jersey
Durham, North Carolina
Portland, Oregon
Fort Worth, Texas
Oakton, Virginia
Edmonds, Washington
Vancouver, Washington

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