Low bush with red berries ID'd by Caroline as Nandina domestica

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Hilary

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This low bush was growing round one of  the statues of Goya in Madrid.
Does anyone recognise it?
« Last Edit: April 24, 2018, 11:54:04 AM by Alisdair »
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Caroline

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Re: Low bush with red berries
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2018, 09:34:25 PM »
I'm pretty sure it's a variety of Nandina domestica.  How tall was it - there are some low-growing more bushy varieties.

I am establishing a garden on Waiheke Island, 35 minutes out of Auckland. The site is windy, the clay soil dries out quickly in summer and is like plasticine in winter, but it is still very rewarding. Water is an issue, as we depend on tanks. I'm looking forward to sharing ideas. Caroline

Hilary

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Re: Low bush with red berries
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 07:01:55 AM »
I think it was about waist high.
Looking at other photos of Nandina domestica it looks the same if with fewer berries.
Many thanks
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Caroline

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Re: Low bush with red berries
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 08:34:16 AM »
The number of berries is very variable.  I have one - "Richmond" - which is supposed to be prolific, but it is regularly eclipsed by the bush outside my hairdresssers.  :(
I am establishing a garden on Waiheke Island, 35 minutes out of Auckland. The site is windy, the clay soil dries out quickly in summer and is like plasticine in winter, but it is still very rewarding. Water is an issue, as we depend on tanks. I'm looking forward to sharing ideas. Caroline