Nandina: Compacta Latin Name: nandina domestica 'Compacta'
The Basics This attractive upright evergreen’s foliage grows from a cane-like stem. Its foliage is reddish-purple during fall and winter, and red-tinted with dark-green foliage throughout the rest of the year. Its white flowers bloom in summer followed by red berry-like clusters through winter. This dense shrub grows 4-5 feet tall(3-4 feet wide). Its versatility and durability makes it ideal for a specimen plant, border, and planted in masses.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat; Drought Tolerant Soil Conditions: Adaptable to most soils; Prefers dry, well-drained soil Cold Hardiness Zone: 6-11
The Care This low-maintenance evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Once mature, shearing is recommended annually to maintain desired shape.