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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.|