Perhaps the most spectacular and certainly the most unique of the nandinas, ‘Plum Passion’ is deep purplish red when in new growth, deep green in summer and rich reddish-purple in fall and winter. Clusters of small white summer flowers give way to bright orange-red winter fruit. Not a bamboo at all but a non-invasive relative of Mahonia, the Oregon grape. Nandinas are incredibly versatile and useful evergreen shrubs with great interest from foliage texture and colours. Full shade right up to full sun!
Common Name: Heavenly Bamboo
Family: Berberidaceae (The Barberry Family)
Zone Hardiness: 7
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
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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