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Hot Springs AR
Apr 14, 2018 4:55 PM CST
This year all the leaves on my nandina dropped and are still not leafed out. Never had this before?
zone 7 Arkansas
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Apr 14, 2018 5:41 PM CST
Confused I thought Heavenly Bamboos (Nandina domestica) was always evergreen. The database shows a minimum hardiness zone of 6a so I'd think it would survive winters in your zone unless you had an exceptionally cold winter. You can try scratching a branch to see if there is any green wood; or prune a branch back a little way ... if all you find is brittle wood, than the plant may have expired. Sad
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Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Apr 15, 2018 2:59 AM CST
A couple hard Winters here have defoliated my Nandina each time. I have not pruned or did anything but water them in warm spells, and they always refresh their stems and leaves in Spring here.

And interestingly, I see more new plants growing beneath them in bad Winters. I think the seeds need the cold.

I am going to be transplanting the new shoots up in the Fall to expand them I really like Nandina!
Hot Springs AR
Apr 15, 2018 9:29 AM CST
Thanks for the info. And I have the same thing happening.... new Nandina all under and around the old ones.


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