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Are you familiar with Nandina Domestica (Heavenly Bamboo)?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JimLewis, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,840

    If you are familiar with this plant check out the one I found! I've never seen one this big in my life. It's friggin' huge! Generally, they get to be 5 or 6 feet tall around here. But this one is truly a monster. I had to take a picture. I took this about 2-3 years ago and still haven't ever seen one as big.

    HUGE Nandina.jpg
  2. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,929

    WOW! That IS huge! Typically we plant them at 24"-30" and the largest i've seen them are 4'-5', but nothing like that. Could be a good in for Miracle Grow.. :rolleyes:

  3. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Posts: 784

    huge shrub but it needs pruning bad
  4. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    Wow! I've never seen one around here in WV over 4-5 feet in height. Most of the nurseries around here carry the 'compacta' variety, and 'woods dwarf'..many are 2-4 feet, but that is huge.
  5. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    Cut it down below the window sill
    It will look great.

    Bad choice of plants for that location

  6. moremowing4me

    moremowing4me LawnSite Member
    from S.C.
    Posts: 148

    they get about that big down here pretty frequently.maybe it is a location thing.I guess it does stay warmer down here.
  7. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,840

    Really? In all my trips I've never seen Nandinas that big anywhere. I haven't been to S.C. but I've been down south a few times and even seen Nandinas in Bahamas and other tropical locations. But I still haven't ever seen them that big.

    Anyway, yah, it must be a sun thing. I would guess that one gets all day full hot sun and that's how it got that big. I bet it's a beaty in the fall and winter when it turns bright red.
  8. moremowing4me

    moremowing4me LawnSite Member
    from S.C.
    Posts: 148

    Wow. Thats cool I guess that I never thought about them being in tropical places like the bahamas. But yea, I remember trimming some last year in one of my customers yards that I had to use every bit of a 12' ladder and my oscilating stick hedge trimmer and I myself am over 6' tall, so you can imagine how big they were.
  9. Garth

    Garth LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    I don't think I've ever seen one that big. It's almost as big as my ex-girlfriend!! We had five kids together but she ate three of 'em!!

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