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Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Nandina domestica nan-DEE-nah dom-ESS-ti-kah Common Name: Heavenly bamboo Genus: Nandina
Yellow-white flowers appear in late spring, followed by prolific berries that ripen from green to bright-red or purple in fall. The elegant foliage turns fiery red in fall. There are low, ground-hugging Nandina varieties; medium-sized shrubs for mid-border; and tall, bushy types for the back of the border.
Noteworthy characteristics: Invasive in Texas.
Care: Grow as a specimen plant, against a brick wall, or in the shrub border. Grow in moist but well-drained soil.
Propagation: Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Problems: Leaf spot, root rot, and Verticillium wilt. Viruses causing reddish coloration; mosaic and distortion are common.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Pace Invasive/Aggressive Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Showy Fall Foliage; Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage; Showy Fruit
Bloom Time Late Spring; Spring
Foliage Color Evergreen
Flower Color White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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