Southwest Plant of the Month – Heavenly bamboo – Nandina domestica

Aug 8, 2021 | Plant of the Month

General Information

Plant Form Shrub Plant Size 5′ x 3′
Plant Type Evergreen Water Usage Medium
Sunlight Partial Shade Colors White

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.

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