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24/06/2013 at 14:58

Can anyone tell me what this is please, all I know is it's evergreen and needs ericaceous soil (I think).


24/06/2013 at 17:09

I believe it could be a shrub called Nandina.

If it is take care as the berries especially are toxic.

24/06/2013 at 17:24

Yip, Nandina domestica

24/06/2013 at 18:21

I bought it about 5 years ago but couldn't remember what it was - thanks.


24/06/2013 at 18:45

Glad you got advice before I appeared I thought it was a poorly Skimmia.

24/06/2013 at 19:55

Also known as Heavenly bamboo though no relation to bamboo at all. Good feng shui to site it at an entrance gate or door as you have! 

24/06/2013 at 21:52

That's the door to my studio - cool.

It hasn't grown much in the last couple of years so thought it looked like it may need a bit of tlc. Do they do ok in pots? Should I replenish the soil and give it some special food maybe to encourage new growth?

24/06/2013 at 22:37

They are slow growing plants. You can check to see if the plant is root bound in which case you could move it into a larger pot. Also you could scrape off  the top couple of inches of compost and replace it with fresh. I usually feed mine in spring with a handful of chicken manure pellets mixed in to the top of the pot.

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