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Nandina hedge

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Nandina generalities

The nandina is an evergreen shrub native to Asia. It is a plant characterized by thin and erect stems that can measure up to two meters in height. The leaves are thin, lanceolate and green which, however, turn reddish with the arrival of the first colds, therefore during the autumn, or in winter depending on the climate, they undergo this wonderful chromatic variation. Flowering occurs in spring when, at the apex of the branches, white flowers appear, not particularly striking in themselves if it were not for the production of wonderful fruits. The fruits are in fact beautiful spherical red berries that give the plant a truly unique appearance throughout the winter. These berries are produced in considerable quantities and create very suggestive scenarios especially when they are covered with frost.


Watering and irrigation

This is a very rustic and slow growing plant. Its rusticity means that it adapts well to any climate and that it also bears well the attacks of external agents, characteristics that make it very easy to grow. This simplicity of cultivation surely balances what is its only weak point, that is, the very slow growth, especially if grown in pots. It does not require particular soils, therefore it can be planted practically anywhere, trying to prefer a partial or partially sunny exposure, a condition not indispensable for the healthy development of the plant, since it grows well even in the shade, but which will allow the plant to produce many more berries. Finally irrigation. Adult plants do not need watering except in summer, when it is advisable to supply the right amount of water regularly, checking that the soil is completely dry between irrigations. Seasonal rains are sufficient for the rest of the year.

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