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Sacred Bamboo or Heavenly Bamboo - Nandina domestica (latin)
Area of origin:
South East Asia.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 2 metres (6,6'), width up to 1.5
Foliage: Evergreen, dark green. Young leaves are reddish
in spring becoming purple in autumn.
Soil type: All.
Hardiness: Hardy to -15°C.
Exposure: Semi-shade to full sun.
and Uses: This versatile shrub produces beautiful flowers from spring
until summer. The creamy flowers in panicles are very long
lasting. The very bright red berries last all autumn and winter
and are accompanied by changing colours of the leaves. This
beautiful shrub can easily find a place within flowerbeds and
hedges but grows just as well in a container on balconies and
Nandina domestica goes beautifully with :
beautiful pale pink- white blossom throughout summer
Beauty Bush 'Pink Cloud' (Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud'), abundant
pale pink blossom in May and June, red foliage in the autumn
Border Forsythia (Forsythia intermedia), early golden
Buddleia (Buddleia Davidii) 'Nanho purple',
abundant and fragrant blossom from July through to October, highly attractive to
Laurustinus (Viburnum tinus),
white blossom from November through to April, followed by bluish - black berries
white blossom in June - July, followed by red berries in October
Variegated Pink Weigelia (Weigelia florida 'Variegata'),
abundant blossom of pink bell shaped flowers throughout summer
The Nandina domestica is used in the following
flowering hedges :
Flowering Hedge 'Emma'
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