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Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo

Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo

Regular price $7.40 USD
Regular price Sale price $7.40 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Spread: 2-3 feet
Flower Color: 
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo, particularly varieties like 'Nana' and 'Gulf Stream', is a compact version of the traditional Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica), prized for its smaller stature and colorful foliage. Despite its common name, Heavenly Bamboo is not a true bamboo but an evergreen shrub belonging to the Berberidaceae family, native to Eastern Asia. These dwarf cultivars are ideal for smaller gardens or as a low-maintenance, ornamental addition to mixed borders and containers.

Growing to about 2 to 3 feet in both height and width, Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo forms a dense, bushy mound. The foliage is the standout feature of these cultivars, with leaves that emerge green in spring, then transition through a palette of orange, red, and bronze as temperatures drop in fall and winter, providing year-round interest.

Unlike their taller relatives, dwarf varieties like 'Nana' and 'Gulf Stream' rarely bloom or produce the characteristic red berries associated with larger Nandina domestica plants. This can be a benefit in regions where Nandina is considered invasive, as the lack of flowers and berries minimizes the risk of unwanted spread.

Adapted to full sun to partial shade, Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo thrives in well-draining soil and is relatively drought-tolerant once established. It can tolerate a range of soil types, from acidic to alkaline, provided they are well-drained. Minimal care is required, making it a great choice for gardeners seeking low-maintenance landscaping options.

In landscaping, Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo is often used for its ornamental appeal in rock gardens, as foundation plantings, or in containers where its colorful foliage can be appreciated up close. Its compact size and seasonal color changes make it a versatile and attractive addition to both residential and commercial landscapes.

Overall, Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo is a charming, low-maintenance shrub ideal for adding vibrant color and texture to the garden throughout the year. Its adaptability to a range of growing conditions and ornamental qualities make it a favored choice for gardeners looking to create impactful and sustainable landscapes with minimal effort.

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