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Oh no! Not my Nandina!

Posted by i_luv_plants 6 (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 19, 10 at 16:41

I am hoping to get some help, (and maybe a bit of moral support lol) about my Nandina. I have 5 of them and they were so huge and beautiful, they provided me with some privacy and the berries were stunning. However, today, my landscaper went a bit scissor happy. All that's left of them are a few bare branches about 3 ft high. Does anyone know how long it will take for them to grow branches with leaves on them and fill out? Any advice on how to speed up the process? He said I'll thank him for it in a few months but it's hard for me to imagine with the way they look right now! Any help would be appreciated!

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RE: Oh no! Not my Nandina!

  • Posted by brandon7 6b (like 7b now) TN (My Page) on
    Sat, Mar 20, 10 at 20:42

For best results, I wouldn't expect all the trunks to be cut to the same 3' high. But, whatever the visual results are of his pruning, the plant will resprout and should have plenty of foliage shortly. Your plant is not ruined, and you can always reprune a little to clean up the look if needed.

RE: Oh no! Not my Nandina!

Ok thank you so much, I feel a lot better now! All of the trunks are the same height so maybe I will try to shape it a bit better, thank you for mentioning that to me!

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