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Nandina domestica - Heavenly Bamboo

Nandina domestica

Heavenly Bamboo

Categories: Shrub

A sturdy, vigorous growing, upright multi-stemmed evergreen shrub.  Hues of yellow, red and purple on new growth turns a blue-green as it matures.  White flowers in summer give way to bright red clusters of berries in the fall that presist into winter.  Foliage becomes a crimson red during the winter.  Used as a screen, hedge or single specimen.

We offer Nandina domestica 18" to 24" in a 5 gallon container.

We also offer the domestica 3' to 4' in a 10 gallon container.

More About Nandina domestica

  • Easily transplanted from containers.
  • Adaptable to a variety of soil conditions.
  • One of the most durable broadleaf evergreens available.

Heavenly Bamboo Growing and Maintenance Tips

Fertilize in spring with an all purpose fertilizer before new growth begins. This Nandina will become leggy with age.  As it does not branch, take care in pruning by cutting the canes at various length to achieve a more fuller and compact appearance.


6-8 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


Nandina domestica Characteristics


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife

  • Attracts Songbirds

Soil Moisture

  • Average Water


  • Cut Flower/Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Focal Point
  • Fall Color
  • Great Foliage
  • Evergreen

Genus Overview: Nandina

Family: domestica · Common Name: Heavenly Bamboo

Nandina domestica or ‘Heavenly Bamboo’ gets its name from the fine textured leaflets that resembles bamboo foliage. Nandina adds interest to the garden in all four seasons. New growth in the spring is copper to red and burgundy that matures to dark blue green in summer. Pinkish buds open to creamy white flowers borne on erect, 8” to 15” long panicles in May and June.   As the fall approaches the leaves take on a lighter shade of green, clusters of green berries ripen in September and October to a bright red. The fall foliage begins to change to shades of pink and red ending the seasons with red foliage and bright red berries. Berries persist long into winter making them attractive to birds. Upright grower can be planted in partial shade however for optimum color plant in full sun.

Plants that work well with Nandina domestica ''

False Holly False Holly (Osmanthus O. heterophyllus 'Goshiki')
False Holly False Holly (Osmanthus O. heterophyllus 'Gulftide')