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Heavenly Bamboo

Heavenly Bamboo

Regular price $7.40 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 4-8 feet
Spread: 2-4 feet
Flower Color: white
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Heavenly Bamboo, scientifically known as Nandina domestica, is not actually a bamboo but a versatile and attractive evergreen shrub that belongs to the Berberidaceae family. Native to Eastern Asia, this plant is highly valued in landscaping for its lacy, bamboo-like foliage, showy clusters of white flowers, and bright red berries that provide year-round interest and color to garden landscapes.

Growing to about 4 to 8 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet wide, Heavenly Bamboo forms an upright, multi-stemmed clump that can resemble bamboo from a distance. Its leaves change color with the seasons, offering a display of green in spring and summer, transforming to brilliant red, orange, or purplish hues in fall and winter, especially when planted in full sun.

In late spring to early summer, Heavenly Bamboo produces panicles of small, white flowers, which are followed by clusters of bright red berries in the fall and winter. The berries not only add to the plant's ornamental appeal but also attract birds to the garden.

Adapted to full sun to partial shade, Nandina domestica thrives in well-draining soil and is relatively drought-tolerant once established, making it suitable for a variety of landscape settings. It can tolerate a range of soil types, from acidic to alkaline, as long as they are well-drained.

In landscaping, Heavenly Bamboo is often used as a specimen plant, in hedges or borders, or in mass plantings for a dramatic effect. Its compact varieties are also popular in containers and small gardens. Care should be taken in selecting the planting location, as Nandina domestica can be invasive in some areas and its berries are toxic if ingested.

Overall, Heavenly Bamboo is a low-maintenance, attractive shrub ideal for adding structure, color, and year-round interest to the garden. Its ease of care, adaptability to a range of growing conditions, and ornamental qualities make it a favored choice for gardeners looking to create beautiful and dynamic landscapes.

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