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Gulf Stream Nandina
Gulf Stream Nandina is a compact version of Bamboo Nandina that grows to about 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide with a much denser habit. More details below

Gulf Stream Nandina

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Gulf Stream Nandina
Nandina domestica  'Gulf Stream'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone >

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a, where this Nandina is not winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

Gulf Stream Nandina is a compact version of Bamboo Nandina that grows to about 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide with a much denser habit. The shrub is bamboo-like in appearance with upright cane-like stems and finely-textured evergreen foliage that turns to firey orange-red during winter. No berries are produced on this sterile variety and it doesn't spreads with sucker shoots.



Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing naturally to 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide, it's mounding form and beautiful foliage make Gulf Stream Nandina an excellent choice for stunning groupings or mass plantings in sunny to partially shaded landscape borders and home foundation plantings. Also ideal for use to line walkways and paths. Makes a fine centerpiece or accent in container gardens. A fine addition to rock and Xeriscape gardens (low water needs).

Spacing:  18-24" for solid hedge or mass plantings;  4' or more for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Gulf Stream Nandina is exceptionally easy to grow in most any average, moist but well drained soils and full sun to part shade. Plants are exceptionally drought tolerant when established. As with so many other shrubs, constantly wet or soggy can cause root rot and other plant diseases. Exceptionally low maintenance requiring little if any pruning. Its low water needs makes it highly suitable for Xeriscape gardening.
 


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Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone >
Plant Type:  Evergreen Shrub 
Height at Maturity:  3'
Width at Maturity:  2'
Spacing:  18-24" for solid hedges or mass plantings; 4'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Clumping, DenseUpright
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  None
Flower Size:  NA
Flowering Period:  NA
Flower Type:  NA
Fragrant Flowers:  NA
Foliage Color:  Blue, Green, Orange, Fire Red in Winter
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Full to Mostly Sun. Shade or Mostly Shade, All Day Filtered Sun, Morning Sun With Afternoon Shade. Morning Shade with Afternoon Sun
Water Needs:  Very Low when established
Soil Type:  Clay (Amended), Loam, Sandy, Silty
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist to Dry
Soil pH:  5.5 - 7.5 (Slightly Acid to Slightly Alkaline)
Maintenance / Care:  Very Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat, Insect




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