Heavenly bamboo

Nandina domestica 'Fire Power'

Heavenly bamboo - Nandina domestica  'Fire Power'

Common Name: Heavenly bamboo
Genus: Nandina
Species: domestica
Cultivar: 'Fire Power'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: Bronze, Green, RedFlowering Period: July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

This compact rounded shrub produces conical clusters of small star-shaped white flowers in mid-summer among bamboo-like leaves. In autumn the leaves turn shades of fiery red and copper and the flowers are followed by shiny round scarlet fruits. With several seasons of interest this dwarf form of heavenly bamboo is a hardworking plant for a sunny spot where border space is limited.

  • Garden care: In mid or late spring lightly cut back any shoots that spoil the symmetry of the plant.

  • Goes well with: Cotoneaster horizontalis, Myrtus communis subspecies tarentina, Lonicera x purpusii, Ilex aquifolium 'J.C.van Tol', Saxifraga x urbium, Clematis 'Rouge Cardinal'.

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