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Nandina Firepower

Nandina domestica 'Atropurpurea Nana'

One of the best coloring Nandina shrubs! New foliage is a bright lime green and as this plant matures, its foliage turns into a deep burgundy color. This typically occurs in fall and winter.

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Firepower Nandina is much smaller than most nandinas and much brighter. Firepower Nandina is the perfect plant to be used in Asian-inspired gardens or for dull shade gardens that need a burst of color. Plant Firepower Nandina as a single specimen in smaller gardens and courtyards, where its color will provide a focal point or accent. Plant in mass for a dominant presence in large landscapes. Ideal plant for spas in small urban backyard gardens. It can also be used as a bright centerpiece in containers.


Hardiness Zone: 6 -11
Mature Height: 2 to 2.5 feet
Mature width: 2 to 3 feet
Classification: Broad leaved evergreen shrub
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Habit: Upright
Foliage: Green turning to red
Flower Color: Non-flowering
Pruning season: Pruning not needed
Soil condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well drained soil
Uses: Extremely attractive when used in mixed border,or containers
Growzone: 6-11 Nandina Firepower Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Nandina Firepower

Before you purchase your Nandina Firepower Shrub, be sure to read the recommended care instructions to ensure your plant remains happy and thriving for years to come!

How Often Should I Water My Firepower Nandina Shrub?

How Often Should I Water My Firepower Nandina Shrub?

After backfilling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost, give the Firepower 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. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example, a one-gallon pot should be watered until you count to 5, and a three-gallon container would be 15, and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day. Water your shrubs using the counting method for the first few weeks. Soaker Hoses can also be used to water when planting a long hedge.

How Should I Mulch My Nandina Shrub?

How Should I Mulch My Nandina Shrub?

We highly recommend that you mulch your Firepower 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.

What Kind of Fertilizer Should I Use for My Nandina Firepower Shrub?

What Kind of Fertilizer Should I Use for My Nandina Firepower Shrub?

Firepower Nandina grows best if they are fertilized once in the spring and again in early summer. Firepower Nandina favors nutrient-rich soil and ample fertilization; that is why we recommend an Organic fertilizer that tends to release nutrients over a long period. Either chemical fertilizers or organic matter can be successful. Since an organic method of applying manure and compost around the roots produces excellent results and improves the condition of the soil, this would be an excellent first line of attack. If chemical fertilizers are used on your Firepower Nandina, applying a slow-release, balanced fertilizer once a year in the spring is probably the simplest solution. Don’t fertilize Firepower Nandina after August In the North. Fall is the time for nandinas to begin preparing for dormancy. Fertilizing at this time may stimulate new growth that will be too tender to withstand the winter. In the South, late summer into September, an application would be about right.

How Do I Plant My Firepower Nandina Shrub?

How Do I Plant My Firepower Nandina Shrub?

When planting your newly purchased Firepower 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 Firepower 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.


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