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Nandina domestica - Heavenly Bamboo / Size 2
Heavenly Bamboo Nandina

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*Availability Status: Currently sold out - Available at a later date
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 14" - 16" tall / Gallon size rootball

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Our Price: $9.95

Product Code: NANBAM2

Nandina domestica 'Heavenly Bamboo', 'Sacred Bamboo'

Overall Description

Evergreen or semi-evergreen, upright elegant shrub. Prefers a sheltered, sunny site and fertile, well-drained but not too dry soil. Leaves have narrow lance-shaped, dark green leaflets, purplish red when young and in autumn-winter. On established plants prune old, or unwanted canes to base in spring......as this variety is known to slowly spread through suckers / multiple canes.

Produces clusters of small, white flowers in early to mid spring ( mid May here in East TN ), which are then followed by light green colored berries that turn bright red in the fall & winter. Berries have a very similar resemblance to the classic red holly berries seen in winter. Berries hang in rather large clusters, and provide a wonderful seasonal interest.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 6 ft

--Mature Width: 4 - 6 ft

--Growth Rate: Moderate to fast

--Hardiness Zones: 5 - 10

--Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

--Soil Preference: Average to moist & fertile - well drained

--Foliage Color & Texture : Evergreen in most climate zones, but will shed some leaves in winter if unsheltered & exposed to severe wintry winds. Very light textured foliage with an almost papery feel.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts : Flowers & Berries - clusters of white flowers in mid spring ( May here in East TN ) are followed by berries that are pea sized, and turn from light green to bright fire engine red as they ripen in mid to late fall.

--Diseases / Insects : No serious pests, or disease threats reported with this plant. Amazingly trouble free.

--Recommended Spacing : A spacing of about 4 ft apart is suggested in plantings where distinction between individual specimens is desired.......even up to 5 ft apart. This variety will tend to spread through suckers / multiple stems over the years, so removal of any unwanted canes is recommended as the shrub matures to keep desired overall shape * look that is desired.

--Deer Resistance Rating :Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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