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Nandina domestica Japanese sacred bamboo, Heavenly bamboo
Japan, China; 2,5 - 3m
Planting position: Full sun or semi-shade.Areas without severe frost.Areas with wind protection.
Requires watering during dry spells and dry seasons.Fertile, damp soil that drain well.Spring application of complete fertiliser.Pruning usually unnecessary.
Propagate from autumn seed.
An evergreen shrub with bamboo-like stems and delicate fern-like leaves thatare reddish-shaded in autumn. Clusters of red autumn berries follow tiny flowers.
Other varieties include:
‘Nana’ a dwarf shrub with an ultimate height of 30cm.
‘Pygmaea’ (50cm) colourful foliage with yellow- and red autumn shades.