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Nandina Lemon Lime Shrubs for Sale Online
Nandina Lemon Lime is an attractive heavenly bamboo with lime green new growth that matures to a dark green color over time. This cheerful shrub is compact and only grows to 3 to 4 feet tall and wide. Lemon Lime shrubs thrive on minimal care and adapt to just about any well-draining soil conditions. Plant your shrub in partial to full sunny areas and always fertilize in early spring for optimal growth. This shrub is a disease, pest, and drought-resistant plant that goes perfectly in any garden. Try planting it as a border shrub or keep it compact in a container.
|Mature Height:||3 to 4 feet|
|Mature Width:||3 to 4 feet|
|Classification:||Mid sized, Broad leaved evergreen shrub|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Foliage:||Lime green new growth|
|Pruning Season:||Pruning not needed|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as in the mixed border, or containers|
How to Care for Nandina Lemon Lime
Before you purchase a Lemon Lime Nandina Shrub, be sure to read the recommended care instructions to ensure your plant stays happy and healthy for years to come!
How do I water Nandina Lemon Lime?
After backfilling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost, give the Nandina Lemon Lime a deep watering. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day after. Water your shrub using the counting method for the first few weeks. You will want to water the bushes regularly after planting until well established. We like to tell folks that when watering Nandina or any plant, for that matter, it's best not to water the foliage of the plant. Water at the base of the plant near the soil line only. Soaker Hoses can also be used to water when planting a long hedge.
How do I fertilize Nandina Lemon Lime?
Plants such as Nandina Lemon Lime grow best when fertilized once in the spring and again in early summer. We recommend an Organic fertilizer that tends to release nutrients over a long period. An organic method of applying manure and compost around the roots produces excellent results and improves the condition of the soil. If chemical fertilizers are used on your Nandina Lemon Lime, applying a slow-release, balanced fertilizer once a year in the spring is probably the simplest solution. However, slow-release is certainly not the only way to fertilize Nandina such as Nandina Lemon Lime. A less expensive fast-release fertilizer such as a 10-10-10 will work just as well if applied twice during the summer. Don't fertilize Nandina Lemon Lime after August. Fall is the time for Nandina to begin preparing for dormancy. Applying fertilizer at this time may stimulate new growth that will be too tender to withstand the winter. Over-fertilization can be much more detrimental than under-fertilization. Fertilizer burn can occur when too much fertilizer is applied. This will result in the roots drying out, becoming damaged, or even dying.
How do I mulch Nandina Lemon Lime?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Nandina Lemon Lime with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any mulch will do, but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they break down. Mulching helps to keep weeds away, which will compete with your new investment in water and nutrients. A 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem with mulch. It is better to leave a one-inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.
How do I prune Nandina Lemon Lime?
Nandina Lemon Lime is a shrub that should be pruned in the late winter to encourage new growth. However, smaller Nandinas such as Nandina Lemon Lime rarely need to be pruned. Removing the dead and dying limbs will minimize the possibility of diseases such as “dieback” and allow the plant to re-concentrate its energies and produce much more foliage. It is crucial to use sharp tools when pruning nandinas or any plant for that matter. Knives, hand cutters, saws, and shears should be sharpened if necessary before pruning any roses.