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Botanical name: Nandina domestica
Other names: Heavenly bamboo, Sacred bamboo, Chinese sacred bamboo
Species: N. domestica - N. domestica is a small evergreen shrub with an upright 'bamboo-like' form; purplish leaves in spring and winter; and small, white flowers in large panicles followed by red berries.
Nandina domestica is: Evergreen
Flower: White in Summer
Foliage: Flushed purple in Spring; Yellow, Green in Summer; Flushed purple in Autumn
Fruit: Red in Autumn
Habit: Compact, Upright
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Propagation methods: Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.
Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Architectural, City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Rock
Cultivation: Plant in moist, but well-drained, soil in a sheltered, sunny spot.
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|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Aspect:||South, East, West|
|Hardiness:||Tender in frost (H3)|
Discuss Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo) with other Shoot members.
My Nandina has grown rather tall and bushy but stayed almost green last year. While it is in chalky soil it is up against a wall north-west facing and gets light but not much sun. Is this the reason why it has lost its autumn shade colours please?
I have two Nandinas, one in front and one in back garden. Back garden, in ground for nearly 4 years, has shown very little colour this year, and the front garden, just over a year, hardly any colour and no growth. Help please? Should I have fed them?
i have inherited this shrub and knew nothing about caring for it. it seems to have been badly damaged by the cold over winter. is there any way i can a) check its survival and b) help it back to health?
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