Those red leaves and that pot is a brilliant combination! I wish you could get ketoi to photograph it.
very cool Ross, what was the time-line between chopping and where it is on the first post?
I've heard they can be picky when their roots are messed with. Have you noticed that ...or any other peculiarities?
Any idea on the age of your former friend? Nandina grow all over place around here. I have a half dozen or so in and around the wild areas of my yard but nothing with a trunk like you had. Shame about its demise.