What's this plant please?

Doma2001Doma2001 Posts: 3

Can anyone tell me what this is please, all I know is it's evergreen and needs ericaceous soil (I think).

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  • LordswoodLordswood Posts: 59

    I believe it could be a shrub called Nandina.

    If it is take care as the berries especially are toxic.

  • AtillaAtilla Posts: 1,493

    Yip, Nandina domestica

  • Doma2001Doma2001 Posts: 3

    I bought it about 5 years ago but couldn't remember what it was - thanks.

     

  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    Glad you got advice before I appeared I thought it was a poorly Skimmia.

  • DaintinessDaintiness Posts: 949

    Also known as Heavenly bamboo though no relation to bamboo at all. Good feng shui to site it at an entrance gate or door as you have! image

  • Doma2001Doma2001 Posts: 3

    That's the door to my studio - cool.

    It hasn't grown much in the last couple of years so thought it looked like it may need a bit of tlc. Do they do ok in pots? Should I replenish the soil and give it some special food maybe to encourage new growth?

  • DaintinessDaintiness Posts: 949

    They are slow growing plants. You can check to see if the plant is root bound in which case you could move it into a larger pot. Also you could scrape off  the top couple of inches of compost and replace it with fresh. I usually feed mine in spring with a handful of chicken manure pellets mixed in to the top of the pot.

    http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=3457

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