Package of 5 Plants
Rooted cuttings are 12-18″ in height.
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Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo or Sacred Bamboo is a species of flowering plant native to eastern Asia from the Himalayas to Japan. Despite its common name, Heavenly Bamboo is not a bamboo, but an erect broadleaf evergreen shrub up to 7 feet tall and 5 feet wide. It has numerous, usually unbranched stems growing from ground level. The young leaves in spring are brightly colored pink and red before turning green and old leaves turn reddish purple before falling. The flowers are white, borne in early summer. The fruit is a bright red berry that ripens in late autumn and often persists through the winter. All parts of the plant are poisonous. Heavenly Bamboo was brought to Western gardens by William Kerr in 1804. More planting instruction can also be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun and Shade|
|Leaves:||Alternate, tri-pinnately compound, evergreen, 12 to 20″ long and wide, each leaflet subsessile, elliptic-lanceolate, 1 1/2 to 4″ long, half as wide, acuminate, cuneate, entire, leatherly, rich metallic bluish green. New leaves coppery to purplish red becoming blue-green with age; tends to assume a reddish tint in winter especially when sited in full sun; coloration depends on seedling, some redder than others.|
|Size:||6 to 8′ high, less in spread, can grow to 10′, tends to sucker and colonies wider than high are often evident in the landscape.|
|Hardiness:||Zone 6-9. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
|Habit:||Distinctly upright in outline, unless properly pruned becomes leggy at base with a flat-topped, spreading crown of foliage, spreads by rhizomes.|
|Flowers:||Perfect, pinkish in bud finally white with yellow anthers, each flower 1/4 to 1/2″ across, borne in erect, terminal, 8 to 15″ long panicles, May-June, will flower in heavy shade.|
|Diseases & Insects:||None serious; actually an amazingly trouble-free plant.|
|Landscape Value:||The species has fallen out of favor because of the competition from the compact-growing cultivars; nice in groups or drifts; softens the effect of coarse-textured shrubs; has been used for every imaginable purpose; possibly not given sufficient plaudits for the tremendous environmental toughness; the species could be used effectively to hide or camouflage unwanted structures.|
|Soil Preference:||Adaptable to extremes of soil; prefers moist, fertile soil that is well-drained.|
|Care:||Prune in winter and water transplants thoroughly and often.|
|Fertilization:||Fertilize an area three times the spread of the shrub 1 to 2 times a year with a 10-10-10 fertilizer. Only fertilize an established plant.|
Terms & Conditions of Sale:
The plants are NOT in storage and are dug fresh on receipt of your order. When your order is received plants are collected as soon as the weather permits, this time-frame is normally within one week. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, We will advise you by phone.
For a quote on larger quantities, please call or email us. We ship via Priority Mail from zip-code 37111.
We do NOT ship West of the Rocky Mountains for retail orders, but we will consider shipping West of the Rocky Mountains for wholesale qualities. Please contact us for wholesale container, bare-root, and balled and burlap inquiries.
Refund Policy: At Boyd Nursery Company we strive to always provide quality plant stock in superb condition. We reserve the right to determine if the plant material was cared for properly after leaving our greenhouses. Over or under watering, exposure to adverse temperature swings and weather conditions, incorrect planting or improper cultural conditions will void any effort of refunding your plant purchase. Full or partial replacement or refund will be at the discretion of Boyd Nursery Company following examination of the plant material in question.
If you have questions prior to purchase or have uncertainties in maintenance and proper methods of care for the plant stock purchased, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately with any questions. By contacting us, we can work to rectify the situation before it becomes irreversible.