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Letter N Plants

The letter N plants page consists of 7 different plants. Below, Herbee gives you some information of what each of these 7 plants are about. Check out the Nandina berries.

Nandina

There is only one specimen in the Nandina - Heavenly Bamboo family. The Nandina is native to Japan and China and grows well in zones five through ten.

Nandina Red Berries

In the summertime, white flowers appear and are followed by vibrant red berries throughout the fall and winter months. This shrub will come to life in the winter as its leaves turn into a deep red tone, and also become a showcase in many garden settings. (Nandina link at bottom of page.)

Nerium

The Nerium - Oleander genus has only one or two species. The Pacific Islands are native to these evergreen shrubs. Hawaii has different varieties of this specie.

The flowers are funnel shape and vibrant colors of red, pink, and white show off in many different landscapes in warmer climates.

Nerium will grow well in zones nine through eleven in the United States, but can be grown in containers in cooler climates if brought inside throughout the winter months.

Oleander thrives in full sun and well drained soil. These species can become leggy and need trimming. Prune back in the springtime.

Each of the members of this family are poisonous. The Oleander is a great specimen to plant near evergreen trees and shrubs.


Neviusia

There are only two specimens of that make up the Neviusia - Alabama Snow Wreath genus.

They are popular in the state of Alabama in the United States. Neviusia can be seen on cliffs in the Black Warrior area.

It is a deciduous shrub that can mature to around five feet tall.

The white flowers make their appearance in the spring and this shrub will spread due to the nature of its root system. After flowering, the shrub should be trimmed back.

The Neviusia needs an open space to maintain its health. It will grow well in zones five through ten in the United States.


Nothofagus

The Nothofagus - Southern Beech family has around twenty five members. It is native to southern Australia, New Zealand, and South America's Chile and Argentina. The Southern Beech will grow in zones seven through ten .

This is a stunning and nice evergreen tree specimen that can mature up to one hundred and fifty feet tall. The Nothofagus can take full sun but needs protection from strong winds. It loves acidic soil conditions as the root systems are large.

The New Zealand Silver Beech is noted for its silver colored bark. This variety will mature up to seventy feet. It's a nice, beautiful specimen for an open area.

Notospartium

The Notospartium genus is made up three species. They are primary native to New Zealand, but have been popular in gardens and landscapes in other mild winter climates.

Notospartium will grow well in zones eight through ten in the United States.

In spring and summer months, this deciduous shrub becomes full of pea shape pink and lilac toned flowers. The specimens love full sun and may have to be staked.

The shrubs will flower for many weeks if protected from any strong winds. It's a beautiful spreading shrub that creates a nice look along a fence or natural stone wall.


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Nuytsia

Another entry into letter N plants is Nuytsia - Winter Australian Christmas Tree, a unique one specimen family. It is native to western Australia. The Nuytsia can mature up to thirty feet tall.

One of the things I found fascinating about this tree is, when planted, it will do best if grass is added to the soil of young plants.

It loves full sun. In the summertime clusters of yellow and orange tone flowers engulf the branches of the tree. This specimen will grow well in the warmer zones of nine through eleven in the United States.

The Nuytsia needs well drained soil and should be kept watered, especially until the roots are well established.

Nyssa

The Nyssa - Tupelo specimen is native to Southern Asia and North America. This is a nice eloquent tree that can reach seventy feet in height. It will grow well in zones three through ten, and loves a moist year around environment.

Many of these trees are seen in swamp lands. The Nyssa loves a cool climate and does best in partial shade conditions. During the summer months, tiny clusters of yellow and green tone flowers line the branches. Once the flowers die off, deep purple colored berries appear.

The autumn season is where this tree will stand out in a landscape. Spectacular yellow, red and orange leaves take over the beauty of the summertime flowers. It's a nice tree for any landscape or garden setting.


What a nice variety of a small number of trees and shrubs that begin with the letter N. It amazes us that there are thousands upon thousands of trees, shrubs, flowers, and herbs that can grow and survive in such diverse geographic locations. Native plants should be treasured by all of us.


Other Articles You Might Be Interested In.

Nandina --- Companion Planting

Gardening Care --- More A-Z Plants In Addition To Letter N Plants



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