Nandina will tolerate most soil types that are moist but well-drained, can be grown in sun or partial shade and prefer a sheltered position away from cold winds. During the first year give it a good water once a week, but once established it should be fairly self sufficient unless grown in a container. This variety is slow growing and requires very little pruning as it will remain fairly compact. Pruning can be done in later winter to remove dead or damaged growth. A general slow-release shrub fertiliser can be applied in the spring to promote healthy growth.