Nandinas – Pruning

Q: I planted several Firepower nandinas in front of my home between some Soft Touch hollies. The nandinas are too tall for my taste. How low I can prune them? 

A: A nandina plant consists of several stems coming out of the ground. Select a few of the tallest stems and shorten them by two-thirds. These stems will re-sprout at the lower height so the nandina does not have bare legs and it will be lower than the hollies on either side.

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