Nandina domestica, also known as the Japanese Sacred Bamboo and Heavenly Bamboo is a much used low growing shrub . Wholesale nurseries offer an excellent range of these low maintenance low growing border or hedging plants.
The foliage reminds us of bamboo however this is not a bamboo at all. New foliage is an attractive red turning to green with a red tinge. Red berries in autumn are an added attraction.
Growing well in full sun to part shade the species will grow to around 1.5m. Lower growing cultivars include ‘Gulf Stream’ and Nandina domestic ‘Nana’ the smallest reaching around 60cm.
Over recent year a number of new cultivars have been released. A range of heights, foliage colours and other characteristics which provide the landscaper with a broad range of choices for a range of uses.
It is the dwarf cultivars that are the most popular. All varieties are versatile in application, being regarded as having the following characteristics.
- Drought tolerant.
- Frost tolerant.
- Low maintenance.
- Suited to coastal areas.
- Suited to humid climates.
Nandina Species and Cultivars include:
- N. domestica is commonly called Japanese Sacred Bamboo.
- N. domestica ‘Nana’ is a dwarf variety of the Japanese Sacred Bamboo
- N. domestica ‘Gulf Stream’ is a new cultivar from the USA growing to 50cm.
- N. domestica ‘Gulf Steam’ (Moon Bay) grows to 75cm
- N. domestica ‘Harbour Dwarf’
- N. domestica ‘Filamentosa’
- N. domestica ‘Pygmaea’
- N. domestica ‘Purpurea‘
- N. domestica ‘Firepower‘
Nandina varieties are available for sale from the following wholesale growers and nurseries.
17 McCarthy Rd Monbulk, Vic, 3793, Australia
Specialising in propagation and production of over 900 species / varieties of ornamental plants, perennials & rare plants. Supplying nurseries, landscapers & others. Minimum quantities apply! Contact us to discuss plants or growing requirements.
111 Stanhope Road Theresa Park NSW 2570
Offering a variety of sun hardy Australian natives and exotic trees, shrubs, groundcover's and perennials from semi advanced through to super advanced and semi-mature stock.
1870 South Gippsland Hwy Cranbourne Vic 3977 - email:[email protected]
Growers of a wide range of native & exotic trees, shrubs, ground covers and climbers in 14cm pots Promotional & PBR Lines and garden hardy favourites. Supplying all states. www.faceysnursery.com.au