Southwest Plant of the Month – Heavenly bamboo – Nandina domestica
|Plant Form||Shrub||Plant Size||5′ x 3′|
|Plant Type||Evergreen||Water Usage||Medium|
Physical Description: Multiple stiff, erect, bamboo-like stems encircled at the top by attractive sprays of colorful leaves, bronze-red when new, turning to summer green and fading to purples and crimson in winter. White flowers in loose clusters in spring become bright red-orange fruit by fall and persist to enhance the winter landscape.
Care and Maintenance: Prefers light shade.
Gardener’s Notes: Many cultivars of this Chinese ornamental available including compact and dwarf varieties. Definite Oriental quality. Excellent color accent.
Plant information from Southwest Yard & Garden Plant Advisor.