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Nandina Blush Pink Shrubs for Sale Online
Nandina Blush Pink puts on a spectacular fall and winter display with bright pink and red foliage. A non-flowering nandina with a tidy, compact, mounding habit that is terrific for the front of the border, massing and grows very well in containers.
|Hardiness Zone:||6 – 11|
|Mature Height:||1.5 to 2 feet|
|Mature width:||1.5 to 2 feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved evergreen shrub|
|Habit:||Densely branched, compact|
|Foliage:||Pink turning Red in Winter|
|Pruning Season:||Prune in spring to maintain shape, Rarely Needed|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Require:||Water well until established.|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as in the mixed border, foundations, or planted in mass.|
How to Care for Blush Pink Nandina
Before you purchase your Blush Pink Nandina shrub, be sure to read the recommended care instruction to ensure your plant remains happy and healthy for years to come!
How do I Water my Blush Pink Nandina?
After backfilling and lightly compacting the mix of existing soil and compost, give the Blush Pink Nandina 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. Count to 5 for every one-gallon container your plant is in. For example, if your plant is in a one-gallon pot, you would water until you counted to 5. If your plant is in a three-gallon container, you should water until you counted to 15. 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 Plant My Blush Pink Nandina?
When planting your newly purchased Blush Pink Nandina plant, dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not, these products will retain entirely too much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Blush Pink Nandina to spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil, which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. A good rule is that you should still see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a starter fertilizer that provides plants with a mycorrhizal fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot.
How Do I Mulch My Blush Pink Nandina Shrub?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Blush Pink Nandina 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 Often Should I Fertilize My Blush Pink Nandina Shrub?
Plants such as Nandina Blush Pink 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. If chemical fertilizers are used on your Blush Pink Nandina, 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 Blush Pink. A less expensive fast-release fertilizer such as a 10-10-10 will work just as well if applied twice during the summer. An organic method of applying manure and compost around the roots produces excellent results and improves the condition of the soil. Don't fertilize Nandina Gulfstream 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.