Nandina domestica Obsessed ('Seika') (PBR)

heavenly bamboo

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  • 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:

    What is the height and spread of Nandina domestica obsessed (Seika)
    Asked on 30/4/2016 by Nik from Cambs

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    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      This plant grows to around 70cm tall x 60cm wide.

      Answered on 3/5/2016 by Helen from crocus
  • Q:

    The roots on the obsession plant I have don't seem to be growing and although it is still alive the leaves are dropping off. I have i had it for about 2 years.
    Asked on 29/4/2016 by Sturmi from Cumbria

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      It is difficult to determine why this is happening from your description, however it does sound as though the plant has not settled into its new home very happily. If there are no signs of pests or diseases, then there must be a problem with the growing conditions, so I would try to make sure the soil is not too heavy or wet for any length of time, and the plant gets a good feed and plenty of water throughout the summer.

      Answered on 3/5/2016 by Helen from crocus
  • Q:

    Hi, Is Nandina Domestica Obsessed safe for Rabbits to eat or would it be poisonous if nibbled?
    thanks
    Asked on 29/4/2015 by MrsM from Birmingham

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  • 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

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      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

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello there
      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

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello there
      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 grow
    Asked on 11/9/2014 by Bottle from Cornwall

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    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello there

      This nandina can grow to approx 70cm tall eventually given the right conditions.
      Hope this helps.

      Answered on 15/9/2014 by Anonymous from crocus
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