Nandina, also known as Heavenly Bamboo, is noted for its large panicles of white flowers. These give rise to attractive orange-red berries contrasting nicely against bright green lacy foliage.

  • Evergreen Shrub
  • Height: 6′-8′
  • Availability: High
  • Growing ease: High
  • Moisture req: dry
  • Exposure req: sun-shade

PLANT DESCRIPTION: Nandina is an evergreen shrub that grows to an eventual height of 6’-8’ in a lacy upright fashion. Mature plants can grow to 3’ in width via underground suckers. Leaves are arranged alternately. Leaves are tri-pinnately compound and 1’-2’ long. Individual leaflets are 2”-3” long and lance-shaped (with a wedge-shaped base). They have a leathery texture. In the spring, when the leaves first emerge, they have a red cast. During the summer, they turn green before reverting back to a very pleasing reddish-purple color in the fall. In the spring, pink flowers form in April. Later, these morph to bright red berries, which are 1/3” in diameter. Take care when planting Nandina as the berries are poisonous to the local songbirds.

PLANT IS: deer resistant

PLANS THAT USE THIS PLANT: All – one of the toughest and most adaptable of plants to a variety of conditions.