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( Compacta Nandina )
|'Compacta' seems to vary quite a bit in height, but generally hovers in the four foot range. It has the usual coloration of red-tinted foliage, white blooms and red fruit.
This is an upright shrub, with evergreen leaves that change to reddish-purple in fall. Leaves are pinate to 3-pinate, with lance-shaped leaflets. Bears conical panicles, to 16 inches long, of small star-shaped, white flowers with large, yellow anthers. Red berry-like clusters are persistant through winter, and can be used in arrangements or eaten by birds.
Found along the foundation of older homes, you may inherit a plant that needs some selective pruning. Do not whack the entire plant back so that all canes are the same height. Selectively prune, staggering the heights of each cane.
Important Info : When pruning, stagger lengths of canes, rather than pruning straight across.
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