No Berries On Nandina - Knowledgebase Question

Conway, AR
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Question by tt1010
July 27, 2000
Every year my nandina bushes bloom but produce no berries. This year there are two berries on one bush. What can I do to get berries?

Answer from NGA
July 27, 2000
Nandinas seem to produce berries most abundantly when there is a grouping of the plants, rather than a single specimen. It's likely that, though the plants are self-fertile, they are at their best when cross-pollinated. It sounds like you have several bushes, so this may not be the problem. But if they are all the same variety, then it might pay to plant a few more bushes of different varieties. Also, the plants benefit from occasional pruning to encourage young, vigorous wood.

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