Nandina domestica Obsessed ('Seika') (PBR)
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moist but well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July
- Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)
This compact evergreen shrub is primarily grown for its handsome foliage, which is a fiery shade of red when it first emerges in spring, before turning a rich green as it ages. The conical clusters of white flowers it produces in midsummer are also pretty and add further to the plants appeal. A good choice for patio pots where it will provide year-round interest, it also makes an interesting (and colourful) addition to the front of a shrub border.
- Garden care: In mid or late spring lightly cut back any shoots that spoil the symmetry of the plant.
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Q:Hi, Is Nandina Domestica Obsessed safe for Rabbits to eat or would it be poisonous if nibbled?
thanksAsked on 29/4/2015 by MrsM from Birmingham
I'm afraid I am not an expert on rabbits, but I have done a search on the internet and found the following list..
I'm afraid heavenly bamboo is listed there, so it's probably not a suitable plant to use.Answered on 15/5/2015 by Helen from crocus
Q:Can you tell me if Nandina Domestica Obsessed has red berries after the white flowers. Thank you.Asked on 27/3/2015 by Jenny H from Erith Kent
I'm afraid this form does not produce berries.Answered on 2/4/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
Q:Can you please tell me soil type for this shrub, is it better to be in ground or a pot.?Asked on 2/3/2015 by keen amateur gardener from Walton on Thames, Surrey
This pretty shrub will grow happily in the ground or a container, and isn't fussy about the soil as long as it is kept moist, but well drained.
Hope this helps.Answered on 4/3/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
Q:I see the common name for Nandina is heavenly bamboo, does this mean it spreads in the same way that bamboo does?Asked on 19/2/2015 by Amherst
No Nandina does not have the habit of a bamboo. 'Heavenly bamboo' is it's common name. Hope this helps.Answered on 27/2/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
Q:Nandina obsessed how big will it growAsked on 9/11/2014 by Bottle from Cornwall
This nandina can grow to approx 70cm tall eventually given the right conditions.
Hope this helps.Answered on 9/15/2014 by Anonymous from crocus
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