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Nandina domestica ‘Firepower’

Heavenly bamboo

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJuly & August
  • Height0.3m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.7m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourPurple-red
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Nandina domestica ‘Firepower’ (Heavenly bamboo). This is an evergreen, bamboo-like, dwarf shrub. Dark green leaflets turn to purple-red in autumn to winter. In mid summer, small, white flowers are produced. In warm climates, orange-red fruits will appear.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

India, China & Japan

Interest and use

Ornamental, container, shade, border

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

It is frost hardy and prefers a sheltered, sunny site with fertile, well drained but not too dry soil. On established plants, prune untidy, old stems to base in spring.

Propagation

Prune in April

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites, Scale insects.

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