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Lemon-Lime Nandina

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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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Scientific Name
Nandina domestica 'Lemon-Lime' PP24749
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3-4' H x 3-4' W
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38 reviews for Lemon-Lime Nandina

  1. Nancy K Walker (verified owner)

    Nandina arrived is in the ground and hasn’t missed a beat. Thank yuo!

  2. Mizz A. (verified owner)

    Ordered two lemon-lime nandinas and both arrived on time and in perfect condition. We planted them a couple of weeks ago and so far, so good. Would definitely recommend Plants By Mail!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Robbie Wigginton (verified owner)

    Lemon-lime arrived on time. Already planted.

  6. Eugene Tredway (verified owner)

    Arrived quick and packaged well

  7. Lara (verified owner)

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Stephanie Powers (verified owner)

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

  11. TSD (verified owner)

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Molly Blair (verified owner)

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

  16. 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!

  17. 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!

  18. 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

  19. bsoupsr (verified owner)

    My Lemon-Lime Nandina arrived today. Even though only the smallest size was available they are healthy and very full. Their biright green color stands out so well against the dark ground bark covering the garden.

  20. Kimberly Eberhardt

    I enjoy the website

  21. Marcy Perry (verified owner)

    This little Nandi a adds a bright burst of color. I love it. The plants from Plants by Mail are always healthy.

  22. ccontos (verified owner)

    My Lemon-Lime Nandinas are gorgeous, they came in perfect condition.

  23. chdahlke (verified owner)

    These cute little nandinas arrived quickly and in perfect condition! Can’t wait to add them to my garden.

  24. Ann Granack (verified owner)

    I live in zone 8a and bought two Lemon-Lime Nandinas and planted them on each corner of a tropical flower bed I made with heuchera, pineapple lily, calla lily, canna lily, elephant ears, hardy hibiscus, allium and bergenia. I wanted a few more evergreens for color during the cooler months beside the bergenia so I picked this variety for its bright two-toned new and mature growth. I planted the nandinas during the summer months with organic fertilizer in full sun so they didn’t grow much but still survived and did fine. We have eleven Flirt Nandinas planted in front of the house and I love the fact they are one of the toughest and easiest plants there is.

  25. Patricia Burns (verified owner)

    Beautiful bright light green foliage really shows up well in my landscape. I wanted an eye-catching plant for the sunny street end of my walkway and this Lemon-Lime Nandina does the trick. Love the plant. Healthy, well packaged and fast delivery, you can’t beat it.

  26. mastergardener6606 (verified owner)

    This nandina is perfect near the front of the border. Arrived in great shape and is performing well.

  27. fulmerwillis (verified owner)

    Wow what a cool plant. Great shape and color. The contrast between the new bright yellow growth and the older green foliage is striking. I will be buying more of these little beautios soon.

  28. mgauker (verified owner)

    These lemon lime nandina are cute, bright, and cheerful. Very healthy!

  29. benjamin.harner (verified owner)

    Plants were received in great shape. They look very nice and will be paired with a Purple Diamond® Compact Loropetalum. Should turn out nice.

  30. Stefanie (verified owner)

    These arrived in great condition. Beautiful and healthy plants. I ordered more.

  31. Ann Kammerer (verified owner)

    Came larger than I expected and in great condition. It was noticeably growing within the week. The color is bright and beautiful.

  32. vbluemoon513 (verified owner)

    Beautiful color, arrived in good condition!

  33. Richard Showman

    Plats arrived fresh, exceptionally well packaged and largger then I expected. After three weeks in the ground they are already putting on new growth. Excellent source of plants.

  34. Allie L

    Ordered the 2.5 oz size Lemon Lime Nandina and it came quickly and in beautiful condition. I had purchased a few at my local greenhouse, but needed more and the Nandina I ordered through Plants by Mail was much fuller and prettier than the others I had purchased elsewhere. Highly recommend!

  35. Loretta Moore

    I would have given this plant a 5 Star but due to the shipping condition I gave a 4 Star. When I first opened the two boxes of Lemon Lime Nandina they were brown and falling everywhere. I immediately watered them and I placed them on my patio for 1-2 days to prevent shock from the closed box they were shipped in. 2 days later I watered them again and set them out in partial morning shade and full afternoon sun. To my surprise they are doing very well. The Lime color is very vibrant and beautiful. I will be planting them soon and I’m sure they are going to do very well. I’m well pleased.

  36. Brendan O’Meara

    Ordered a special type of nandina. Arrived exactly as described and beautifully packed. Not a leaf damaged.

  37. Kathi

    The nandinas were healthy and arrived in safe condition although the 1 gal size was smaller than expected.

  38. Peggy B

    I recently received my dwarf nandina order. They are the beautiful yellow green as pictured! Very healthy plants-can’t wait to see them after a season of growing. I planted them near our front walkway to our home to show them off. Thanks Southern Living for the article featuring these lovely dwarf plants!

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