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Nandina

Nandina Domestica Sienna Sunrise 5b
Nandina Domestica Sienna Sunrise 5b
Nandina Domestica 4
Nandina Domestica 8c
Nandina Domestica 21
Nandina Domestica Firepower 4
Nandina Domestica Gulf Stream 9
Nandina Domestica Harbor Dwarf 6
Nandina Domestica Sienna Sunrise 5bNandina Domestica 4Nandina Domestica 8cNandina Domestica 21Nandina Domestica Firepower 4Nandina Domestica Gulf Stream 9Nandina Domestica Harbor Dwarf 6

Called “heavenly bamboo” because the tapered leaves and clumping stems look a bit like bamboo but without the running habit. (Bamboo is a grass, so they’re actually not related at all.) Showy red berries hang in clusters all winter on the taller types, while most of the dwarf forms never fruit at all (or do so minimally after many years). They do, though, have colorful foliage that takes center stage in spring and fall, where young leaves can be rosy-red, plum-purple, sienna orange, or lemon-lime. Tolerant of an array of conditions, they make good foundation shrubs or unpruned hedges. Tall forms can get leggy, so pair them with shorter shrubs or perennials for a fuller look.

by Miri Talabac, Woody Plant Buyer

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  1. Too bad we can’t just clone your pretties or wiggle our noses to get copies into our garden!
    Thank you for “at least we can dream”
    ch

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