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Nandina varieties available for landscapers

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The three select varieties are being grown by Village Nurseries.

| August 13, 2014

ORANGE, Calif. – Obsession. Flirt. Blush Pink. These three new varieties of low maintenance, drought-tolerant nandinas – part of the Sunset Western Garden Collection – are now available from Village Nurseries in the Western United States.

Village Nurseries is the largest licensed grower for the 29 plant Sunset Western Garden Collection under license from Plant Development Services which, in turn, is licensed by Sunset Publishing Corporation, the expert authority on Western gardening. The exceptional collection is characterized by top performing plants selected especially for Western gardens with their unique climate, rainfall, year round temperatures, wind and humidity. Many of these plants have longer bloom cycles, more vibrant and interesting foliage, lower water requirements and reduced maintenance.

Obsession Nandina, Flirt Nandina and Blush Pink Nandina differ from typical nandinas because they are more compact, require less maintenance and require less water. To compare the six nandina varieties, visit the Village Nurseries website.

Obsession
Obsession can be substituted for Gulfstream. These low maintenance nandinas offer a dense, compact habit, with brilliant red new foliage growing 2-3 feet tall. They are also resistant to powdery mildew, a common disease.

Flirt
This versatile nandina with full burgundy leaves is the most compact of the three, growing only 1-2 feet. It is low enough to be used as a ground cover or a border plant since it spreads with age. It’s also an excellent choice for Japanese Zen gardens.

Blush Pink
Its light rosy pink on green foliage turns fiery red in cold weather, creating winter interest. It grows between 2-2.5 feet and is an excellent choice for foundation planning.

“Many landscape professionals are looking for new and improved plant varieties,” said David House, Village Nurseries CEO. “They are looking for plants that bloom better, have colorful foliage and are low water users to create exceptional designs that distinguish them from their competitors. They come to Village Nurseries because they know we’re the go-to destination in the Western United States for exclusive and patented plants they just can’t find elsewhere.”

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