Master Gardeners don't like nandinas because they are invasive and hard to get rid of.
Nandinas are evergreen and put out red berries. Their foilage changes colors during the year.
Dwarf Nandina, September 2002:
Dwarf Nandina, November 2003:
We thought this was going to bush out and screen this utility box, but
it got tall and spindly instead, and we are not in the pruning business.