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Nandina domestica


The common name strikes fear in the hearts of gardeners until we assure them that Nandina is not a true bamboo (and thus not an invasive spreader) but actually a relative of Mahonia, the Oregon grape. This is an incredibly versatile and useful evergreen foliage shrub with leaves that can be tinted red and orange on new and winter foliage. The named cultivars have the best foliage colour. Clusters of small white summer flowers give way to bright orange-red winter fruit. Full shade to full sun!

Common Name: Heavenly Bamboo

Family: Berberidaceae (The Barberry Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade

Height: 4-6'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes

Berries: Red


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Ravines and valleys in mountains and warmer areas.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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