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Lemon-Lime Nandina

(36 customer reviews)

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About Lemon-Lime Nandina

The Lemon-Lime Nandina from the Southern Living Plant Collection provides a zesty twist on the traditional nandina! The Lemon Lime Nandina’s brilliant lime green foliage stays gorgeous and evergreen all year long. Luminous chartreuse green foliage emerges in the spring before maturing to light green in the summer. Consequently, it’s perfect for brightening up spots laden with darker foliage plants.

This shrub features a naturally compact growth habit and won’t get leggy like traditional nandinas. No pruning is required! Therefore, fans of low-maintenance plants should consider letting this reliable beauty into their garden or landscape.

The Lemon Lime works perfectly as a low hedge, ground cover, or an accent and is at home in an Asian-themed garden. Try pairing it with the Purple Diamond Loropetalum for fantastic color contrast.

This variety is known to be notably disease and pest-resistant. Additionally, it does not produce berries or spread. This means that they won’t pose a threat to native wildlife from either toxic berries or invasive nature.

Lemon-Lime Nandina Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 6-9.

Plant in Full Sun to Part Shade. Nandinas are notoriously tolerant of a wide range of sun exposures. However, the more shade that your plant receives, the less bright the foliage tends to be.

Well-draining garden soil is essential for preventing root rot. This plant is not particularly picky when it comes to soil pH. However, if the soil is too alkaline, there may be some leaf yellowing.

Water regularly until established in the landscape, traditionally this takes at least 3 months. Afterward, supplemental watering once or twice a week should be sufficient in extended dry periods.

Apply a slow-release, balanced acidic fertilizer every year in early spring to promote growth and the overall health of the plant.

Spacing Recommendations for the Lemon Lime Nandina

For seamless foliage, plant your Lemon Lime Nandinas 2 feet apart. Space them 4 feet apart or more to let their natural shape shine through.

Check out some Dynamic Duo planting advice from Southern Living Plants featuring this variety

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Common Name
Lemon-Lime Nandina
Scientific Name
Nandina domestica 'Lemon-Lime' PP24749
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Average Size
3-4' H x 3-4' W
Bloom Season
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36 reviews for Lemon-Lime Nandina

  1. James Robbins (verified owner)

    The plants look healthy but they are small for the pots and not fully rooted in causing them to flop over and require staking till they grow out.

  2. WmJL (verified owner)

    The lemon lime nandina arrived looking very healthy after a 600+ mile trip in a well packaged box. I look forward to finding the perfect spot for it in my landscape and I will definitely be ordering more plants from Plants by Mail very soon.

  3. Robbie Wigginton (verified owner)

    Lemon-lime arrived on time. Already planted.

  4. Eugene Tredway (verified owner)

    Arrived quick and packaged well

  5. Lara (verified owner)

    Lemon Nandina came in excellent conditions, i already plant it and its doing great!

  6. Bobbi H (verified owner)

    My Nandinas arrived in perfect condition. I was skeptical because they were in transit for a long time. I was pleasantly surprised that they were just as fresh as if I bought them locally. Will definitely purchase more plants here.

  7. Linda Wice (verified owner)

    Our lemon-lime nandinas arrived in beautiful shape. We are in the process of planting all 17 of them. Looking forward to our beautiful new garden.

  8. Stephanie Powers (verified owner)

    Plants arrived in perfect condition, well packaged and ready to be planted. Will happily buy from PBM again!

  9. TSD (verified owner)

    Exceptional plants quality, packaging and delivery. Will definitely buy it from PBM again.

  10. psburnside (verified owner)

    Packaged very well, the lemon lime Nandinas arrived in beautiful condition. This is my first order from plants by mail and I will definitely order again from them.

  11. Charles (verified owner)

    Plant arrived in a well packaged box in very good shape, and is growing well. Looking forward to doing more business with your company.

  12. Patty E. (verified owner)

    Plants were packaged very well and looked very healthy. Plants were so much larger than the plants received from a different online company. Will certainly purchase from Plants By Mail again.

  13. Molly Blair (verified owner)

    This nandina is beautiful! It was shipped with care and arrived in great condition.

  14. kshirey1 (verified owner)

    Beautiful and healthy Lemon-Lime Nandina. Very happy with this purchase. Plants were packaged so well! Will be purchasing more soon.! Highly recommend!

  15. Christi Pearson (verified owner)

    Loving my lemon-lime nandina. Very healthy and perfect size! I’ve had it planted for a few weeks now and it’s doing great!

  16. Barbara Jean Snead

    I have wanted a Nandina for a long time, Finally now have a new one and it is so different and beautiful and is showing the light green growth of spring. I am a happy camper. Thanks for the care instructions on your website. Zone 7a

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