name the bush/shrub!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Phelps_lawncare, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Phelps_lawncare

    Phelps_lawncare LawnSite Member
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    i figured i would put this on here just to get some opinions! can anyone name this bush or shrub?

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  2. AOB410

    AOB410 LawnSite Member
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    Nandina "Firepower"?
     
  3. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
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  4. Phelps_lawncare

    Phelps_lawncare LawnSite Member
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    whats the best way to prune/trim these?
     
  5. AOB410

    AOB410 LawnSite Member
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    I dont usually trim them or shear them like boxwoods or other shrubs I prune to the ground about a quarter of the stems randomly throughout the plant. Then prune about a quarter of the remaining stems at one-third the height of the plant. Next, prune about one quarter of the stems two-third of the height of the plant. Leave the final quarter of the stems uncut. Do it in late winter early spring they are pretty maintanence free after that.
     
  6. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
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    Nandinas don't really shape well other than the "gulf stream". At this point I would cut them back to about 6-12 inches and individuals. Let them flush back out and do a little pruning periodically.
     

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