Firepower Nandina

Add Tons of Color to Your Landscape

  • Helps bring out colors of other plants
  • Year-round color!  
  • Yellow leaves transform to fire red in the fall

Never Bareroot...  All plants come rooted into a container with soil.

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The extremely popular Firepower Nandina is one of the most colorful Nandinas available!  It gets its name from the colorful effect that this Nandina brings to your Landscape.

Features of the Firepower Nandina

The Firepower Nandina works great in partial and full sun environments.  From spring through late summer, its leaves will enhance your garden with a bright yellow color.  As the cooler temperatures approach, its magic begins to happen as it turns a beautiful red color.  This Nandina will add color all fall and winter long that really brings out other colors in the landscape.

Nandinas are a form of bamboo.  They have a unique growth habit which is neat to see. 

This plant thrives on very little care and no pruning which is great for the beginner gardner.  

Landscape Ideas for a Firepower Nandina

There are many uses for Nandinas.  Plant in groups for a big punch of color, or you can use them as a border planting.  When planting a border, space Nandina about 2 feet apart.  They will grow together making a small, colorful hedge that is year-round.

Plant three Nandina around a specimen plant like a Hinoki Cypress or an Emerald Arborvitae.  The yellow and red colors will pull the dark greens out from the specimen plant.  

Get your Firepower Nandina today!  We have small and large sizes available.

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 2-3 Feet
Mature Width 2-3 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Red
Botanical Name Nandina domestica 'Firepower'

How To Care for your new Firepower Nandina

Be sure to choose the right location and conditions for your Firepower Nandina to thrive.  Plant anytime of the year.  Just take care to avoid extreme temperature.  Nandinas grow in zone 6-10.

Plant in full sun to part shade.  Nadinas are adaptable to just about any soil.  However, avoid wet soil to prevent disease and even death.  Water deeply when planting and twice weekly for the first 3 months while your new plant is establishing.  After establishing, nandinas are very drought tolerant and will only need watered during extremely hot/dry conditions. Three inches of mulch is a great option to prevent weeds, keep the soil cool and moist, and protect the roots during extreme temperatures.  Fertilize in spring with a balanced, slow release fertilizer.  We have our own custom blend to give your new plants the best start!  Nandinas can tolerate heavy pruning, but don't require it.  Prune any time of the year.

This Nandina is extremely resistant to pests and diseases.


Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.


Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure your package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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Nice color
This plant added some nice color to the front of the home.
August 18, 2015
On timely manner, beautiful and nice price. Will order again and tell my friends.
February 28, 2016
I just love them! Very pretty. I also bought some more and pink grass . The firepower was very different. Wasnt like the first order.
February 28, 2016
GREAT Service
Our Nandinas were in excellent shape and quick service!
May 11, 2017
3 weeks ago
I certainly would recommend this product. It arrived in great shape ready to be planted. Was surprised at the size of the plant. It was larger than others I have received
April 8, 2017
1 month ago
A nice colored plant!
We just put them in the ground, so, we will see how they do.
April 22, 2017
1 month ago
New firepower owner
I've only had them for a week, so I'll add another review later. But so far they are doing well. The firepower arrived healthy and after being in he ground for almost a week I have new growth. I can't comment on the color yet since it is still small and green. I am pleased at the moment, and if the color does look good with my blue spruce I will be getting two more.
August 7, 2016
9 months ago
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Why did you choose this? Store
Beautiful color!
Kelly T on May 12, 2017
To complete a bed in front of house
Norma C on Mar 31, 2017
Beautiful color!
Kelly T on May 12, 2017
Wanted color all year.
Constance L on May 2, 2017
To complete a bed in front of house
Norma C on Mar 31, 2017
Great color and size follow on order to my first 3
Bud C on Mar 14, 2017
creating focal points in the landscape
Gary G on Oct 27, 2016
Like the fact it turns red in fall and adds color to landscape
LORI L on Oct 26, 2016
Need some color in front of home in fall
LORI L on Oct 23, 2016
I am looking forward to the beautiful red color in my flower beds this fall!
Miriam D on Oct 17, 2016
Hoping they will fit into small space and add color to a mostly green background.
Marylou C on Oct 14, 2016
The small size, and colors. It'll be on either side of an evergreen at the corner of my property.
Clarence T on Jul 28, 2016
I have one plant and it is beautiful. I am replacing one of the shrubs which got overwatered during a storm and died.
Suzanne S on Jul 18, 2016
Wanted color all year.
Constance L on May 2, 2017
Great color and size follow on order to my first 3
Bud C on Mar 14, 2017
How much sun does this nandina require?
Jack T on Jan 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It does require at least 4 hours of direct sunlight a day. However it's colors will be more pronounced in direct sunlight.
Is dwarf nandina firepower smaller than regular plant that is 2-3 ft high and wide?
A shopper on Sep 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes the firepower nandina will stay small and will not need to be trimmed.
Will this plant do well on a slope?
Megan C on Feb 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They are pretty tough. I would think they would do well. I would mulch to protect the roots from surface exposure if you have a lot of soil erosion. Once they are established they should do well, but I would keep an eye on them at first. Not sure where you are but junipers are definitely the number 1 shrub I would recommend for slopes and they can grow almost anywhere and put up with a lot. Their roots grab on quick and really help with soil erosion
How do I prune neglected, leggy dwarf nandinas that are 10-12 years old so they revitalize? I don't know if they are the Firepower.
A shopper on Feb 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sounds like layer pruning is going to be your best bet. You want to prune 1/3 of the canes to the ground, 1/3 half way, and leave 1/3 unpruned. Add a stage or 2 if your nandinas are really tall. So, for example, 1/4 of the canes to the ground, 1/4 to 1/3 height, 1/4 to 2/3 height, and 1/4 left unpruned. It they are taller nandinas I would do more stages. Be sure to stagger the different cuts and your nandinas should fill in nicely. Sometime in the next couple months is a great time to prune them. Oh and if you prefer the foliage a bit farther off the ground prune to 12 inches or so instead of to the ground.
does this spread like the regular BAMBOO?
A shopper on Oct 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, Firepower Nandine is not invasive or related to bamboo. It is a sterile, dwarf variety of nandina.
Can it survive in large rock planter (25 ft long, 4 ft. across, 2- 1/2 ft. high, in middle of concrete cul de sac in full sun, in East Alabama?
A shopper on Aug 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, The Firepower Nandina does not get huge so it will do well in a 4 foot wide area.
How big does this plant grow?
A shopper on Jul 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Mature size of the Firepower Nandina is 2-3 feet tall and wide.

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