|Mature Height:||3 to 6 feet|
|Mature Width:||3 to 4 feet|
|Classification:||Large, Broad leaved evergreen shrub|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Foliage:||Bright red new growth|
|Flower Color:||White with red berries|
|Pruning Season:||Pruning not needed|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as in the mixed border, or containers|
Heavenly Bamboo for Sale Online
Nandina Domestica or Heavenly Bamboo produces lacy green leaves on upright cane-like stems that turn brilliant red in the fall. Tiny cream-colored flowers are followed by bright red berries. Highly adaptable and effective as a specimen plant for Privacy screening or planted in the mixed border. Use for mass plantings to create an intense, colorful specimen as the color changes in fall.
Using Nandina domestica in the Landscape
The bright green stems and branching habit of the Nandina domestica earned it the name Heavenly Bamboo, but to be clear it does not belong in the same plant family. New foliage in the spring has a gorgeous red tint, turns green in the summer before turning back to red-bronze in the fall and winter. Large clusters of small white flowers appear on the ends of stems in the late spring, forming bunches of red-orange berries that provide eye-catching color in late summer and into winter. Birds seek the berries out for food in the winter.
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Nandina domestica plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Nandina domestica to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Nandina domestica is a versatile shrub can be planted in almost all soils. It does not like to have wet feetand may develop root rot if the soil is wet most of the time. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occuring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.