All these shrubs may be pruned, but with thought and precision, as once the stem is cut off, no further upward growth occurs. Carefully prune dwarf varieties in. We planted two dwarf nandina bushes last year, one on either side of our 3-step entry way. They have grown quite a but, but are looking rather unkempt. Nandina domestica “Firepower,” commonly called “Firepower,” is a low-growing shrub, reaching 2 feet tall. It works well as a ground cover or as a border plant.
Nandinas come in all shapes and sizes, each with year-round appeal. However, some varieties can benefit from pruning. Here are the proper techniques to. Pruning Nandina easily, the perfect low maintenance plant, for the same, but dwarf varieties like 'Firepower' need almost no pruning to. Right now my nandina plants are beautiful with bright red berries. I have a Dwarf nandinas can occasionally get overgrown, and can be pruned if needed.
As far as frequency goes, dwarf or groundcover Nandinas may need little if any pruning, with perhaps only the occasional tall stem removed; taller varieties may . I have about 15 dwarf nandina planted about 6 or 7 years old. I would be willing to pull them all up and plant something else. or borders without blocking the view, with these evergreen shrubs that take kindly to trimming.