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Lemon Lime Nandina


  • 2.5 Quart
  • 2 Gallon
  • 3 Gallon

Earn up to 235 PBM Points.

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.

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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 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 an 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

Take Nandina 101 with PBM

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  2. Rated 3 out of 5


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

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Brendan O’Meara

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

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    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.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

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