BERRIES AND SEEDPODS--There are numerous trees and shrubs with requisite red berries: possomhaw, winterberry, parsley hawthorn, rose hips, and nandinas
I watched as my cousins, tall as nandinas
, looked down on me, glided
Across the path, a plum-hued Loropetalum chinense 'Purple Pixie' grows beside lime Carex oshimensis 'Everillo' and potted 'Lemon-Lime' nandinas
Where shrubs are concerned, three closely related groups - barberries, mahonias and nandinas
- take center stage in the fall color arena.
prefer moist, organic soils, but will adapt to almost any conditions.
Highlights Include Crapemyrtles, Nandinas
After the front yard and then the side yard--with large beds of azaleas, nandinas
, spiraea, and hawthorn along with a tree-shaded bed that's filled with shield ferns for most of the year--were completed, it was time to address the rear area.
Perfect partners for these late-blooming plants are 11 ornamental grasses (including purple fountain grass), several nandinas
, and one spectacular red Japanese maple.
It is the barberry family and is represented not only by the true barberries but by nandinas
, mahonias and epimediums as well.
In the completed garden, even on the cusp of spring, sangria-shaded nandinas
and splashes of sunny forsythia enliven mulched beds and brown trees waiting for their first vibrant buds.
Fifteen years ago, most gardens were remnants of the '50s and '60s Japanese garden trend, with junipers, nandinas
, and cut redwood pole edging.
If you live along the coast and are trying to replant, we've found that the Leyland cypresses, nandinas
, viburnums, and ligustrums weathered remarkably well," De Luca says.