Type: Broadleaf Evergreen
Exposure: Part Shade / Part Sun
Fall Color: Orange / Red
Foliage: Blue / Green
Maximum Growth: Approx. 3’h x 3’w
Zones: 6 to 10
(See Zone Map)
Drought Tolerance: High
Scientific Name:nandina domestica 'Gulf Stream'Usage: Ornamental, Specimen, Accent, Foundation Foreground, Mass
Nandina ‘Gulf Stream’ is a variety originated as a mutant in the cultivar, Nandina ‘Compacta’ found by Hines Horticulture Inc.
The growth habit of ‘Gulf Stream’ is more upright or ascending compared to that of ‘Compacta’. ‘Gulf Stream is a dwarf variety
that is very symmetrical and compact in it’s growth habit. It can reach 3-4’ tall with an equal spread. Spring flush is a
bronze color, summer color is a deep blue green, while the fall color can range from orange to red with more intense colors
occurring in colder weather. ‘Gulf Stream’ does not berry or sucker.
Use and Management
Nandina is a low maintenance shrub, requiring only one pruning each year to control plant height, if needed. The tallest
canes should be trimmed to the ground or to different heights to encourage growth and to reduce the size. This will provide
for more foliage toward the ground and promote a denser plant. This cultivar has brighter winter foliage and may be one of
the best compact selections.
Soil Moisture: Moist, well-drained
Soil Types/Tolerance: Acidic; slightly alkaline; sand; loam; clay
Foliage Color: Bronze in spring, to blue-green in summer, to orange-red in fall
Uses: Border; mass planting; hedge, container or above-ground planter
Additional Features: None
Special Resistance: Deer, rabbits, seashore
Available in 1, 3 or 5 gal containers.
Suggested plant spacing are:
Plant 18’, 24” to 36” OC
Spread 3” of bed mix in ground cover beds
Till 6” deep, rake beds to drain away from structure
Topdress with 2” of double ground (fine) hardwood mulch.
Hand water in after planting
Set sprinkler controller to water beds:
Once every two days for two weeks in spring and early fall.
Once a day for two weeks when temperatures reach 98+ degrees.
Have Owner monitor moisture and report over or under watering immediately.
After two weeks reassess the watering needs, and set at twice a week thereafter.