Nandina domestica 'Nana'
One of the most popular garden and landscaping plants in Australia and much used in the gardens of service stations or at roundabouts, it never fails to please at this time of year if you want some brilliant winter colour. Too common to mention I wonder? I love it because it can be grown tough with minimal water and in poor soil without ill affect. However instead of dot planting it which is the way it often gets used, it needs to be group planted 3 or 5 together and used as a contrast plant with black ,silver or gold foliage as part of an integrated garden design or contrasted with spike shaped Yuccas or Agaves or blended with tawny shaded grasses to carry it through the summer when the Nandina foliage takes on more yellow and bronze tones.