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Nandinas are now considered an invasive foreign species. Even if a container keeps the roots from sending up new shoots the berries will redily sprout. A cluster is very difficult to eradicate.
   
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The nandina photo shown is not dwarf nandina 'nana'. Nana does not produce any berries. What is shown is domestica or compacta. 'Moon Bay' Nandina is a superior plant that will not spread as readily as others of the species. In Texas, nandinas are a very useful plant.
Don Duncan, landscape designer, Ft. Worth, Texas.
   
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How about growing your 'Nagami' Kumquat or that matter Honey Tangerine, Myers Lemons, Mexican Limes.... Indoors all year round. I have a solution that goes well with your container Idea and it works. My rolling planter can be seen on website : ( http://www.rollingplanter.com ) or on Houzz : ( http://www.houzz.com/pro/tetonluft/rollingplantercom ).

I build a few varieties commercial quality rolling/mobile planters on wheels. I built them tough and large enough for dwarf trees, berry bushes and all vegetables, including deep rooting varieties. My main goal was to use car ports, patios and other hardscapes as multiple use areas. When not used for dining, parking, or other social activities, the planters could be moved from the out-of-the-way perimeters to areas that offered more sun exposure. This is more associated with Southern California lifestyles, though back in the Mid-Atlantic region I'm from. I had planter that I wheeled out from my garage. My planters are now sold to cold climate areas and the liners I use are super tough to accommodate freezing, etc.

This is my solution and love to hear your comments.

-Kurt Preissler
RollingPlanter.com
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