Nandina domestica 'Gulf Stream'

Gulf Stream Nandina

Winter foliage

Winter foliage


Patents: PP#05656

Family: Berberidaceae

Genus: Nandina

Parent: Nandina domestica

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: 3' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


A dense, compact, dwarf cultivar. Less orange than Nandina domestica 'Firepower' with smaller, more refined leaflets. Does not sucker. Good autumn and winter color - red.


Discovered at Hines Nursery in Houston, TX as a mutant from Nandina domestica 'Compacta'.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased 3 1-gallon plants at McCorkles in 2007 and potted them up before planting them along the edge of the croquet lawn in summer 2009. They have grown slowly and there have been no problems.

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