Nandina Gulfstream Shrubs
Nandina domestica 'Gulfstream'
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|Mature Height:||2.5 to 3 feet|
|Mature Width:||3 feet|
|Classification:||Dwarf, Compact,Broad leaved evergreen shrub|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Foliage:||Scarlet red new growth, changing to blue-green|
|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|
Nandina Gulfstream Shrubs for Sale Online
Gulfstream Nandina is an outstanding evergreen shrub with attractive bright colored foliage during all seasons! One of the hardiest of the Nandinas.
Growing Nandina Gulfstream
Gulfstream Nandina is one of the best compact shrubs for year-round foliage interest. Its an older variety that many of the new nandina's are bred and selected from. It features a variety of leaf colors on a fairly dense, evergreen foliage. New growth is bronze with orange tints. Older leaves range from blue-green to gold and red. Gulfstream Nandina is a tough plant, tolerant of urban conditions. Unlike the other "older" heavenly bamboos, it is bushy and compact, reaching only 2.5 to 3 feet high. It makes a fine informal hedge or can be used as a foundation planting. It can also be used in containers or in the mixed border.
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Gulfstream Nandina plants that you 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 a 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 to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Gulfstream 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 to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Gulfstream Nandina is a versatile shrub can be planted in almost all soils. It does not like to have wet feet and may develop root rot if the soil is wet most of the time. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.