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Nandina domestica 'Fire Power' (Heavenly bamboo 'Fire Power')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Nandina domestica 'Fire Power'

Other names

Heavenly bamboo 'Fire Power', Nandina domestica 'Firepower'

Genus

Nandina Nandina

Variety or Cultivar

'Fire Power' _ 'Fire Power' is a compact, mound-forming, evergreen shrub with pinnate leaves divided into lance-shaped yellow-green leaflets turning orange and red in autumn. This cultivar does not produce flowers or fruit.


Nandina domestica 'Fire Power' is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Cushion or Mound Forming

Foliage

Yellow, Green in Summer; Orange, Red in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 9

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Nandina domestica 'Fire Power' (Heavenly bamboo 'Fire Power') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny spot. Tolerates partial shade and moderate drought once established. Will be semi-evergreen or deciduous in areas with colder winters.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Nandina domestica 'Fire Power'

Other names

Heavenly bamboo 'Fire Power', Nandina domestica 'Firepower'

Genus

Nandina Nandina

Variety or Cultivar

'Fire Power' _ 'Fire Power' is a compact, mound-forming, evergreen shrub with pinnate leaves divided into lance-shaped yellow-green leaflets turning orange and red in autumn. This cultivar does not produce flowers or fruit.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Cushion or Mound Forming


Colour

Foliage

Yellow, Green in Summer; Orange, Red in Autumn

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 9

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Nandina domestica 'Fire Power' (Heavenly bamboo 'Fire Power') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny spot. Tolerates partial shade and moderate drought once established. Will be semi-evergreen or deciduous in areas with colder winters.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Nandina domestica 'Fire Power' (Heavenly bamboo 'Fire Power')

Common pest name

Stunt nematode; Tobacco stunt nematode

Scientific pest name

Tylenchorhynchus claytoni

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

1

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous nematode pest already present in UK; particularly damaging to Azaleas at present; but could move into crops such as maize and forestry crops (Pinus) in the longer term. Need to raise awareness amongst relevant sectors.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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