Nandina domestica

Heavenly Bamboo

(15 customer reviews)

From £20.21

A low maintenance evergreen shrub with stunning foliage, the Nandina domestica is renowned for its continual shift of colours from season to season.

This enchanting plant provides renewed interest during all four seasons: sunset red tones appear on the edges of leaves in spring, followed by lush clusters of tiny white flowers in summer as the foliage turns pale green and then, in a good season, green berries appear. Come autumn the leaves take on a vibrant red and burnt orange hue and the berries redden, remaining long into winter.

Origin: China, Japan
Genus: Nandina
Species / Cultivar: domestica
Common Name: Heavenly Bamboo
Synonym: Nandina denudata

Plant Biography

The name Nandina is a Latinized version of the original Japanese ‘nanten’, which translates to ‘southern sky’, likely referencing the sunset hues the leaves turn.

However, ‘nanten’ is a homophone also meaning “problems which turn for the better”. This references their several spiritual connotations and association with good fortune – traditionally being planted next to buildings to protect the household from harm, as well as cut and arranged with other plants at new year to create ‘kadomatsu’, also to bring good fortune to the home.

Nandina domestica
Soil: Moist but Well Drained
Soil that allows water to drain at a moderate rate, without the water pooling.
Growth Rate: Medium
Expect to see moderate growth during growing season.
Water Requirement: Low
Will grow in a drier position and is unlikely to need regular watering once established.
Maintenance: Low
Minimal skill or input needed beyond the basics, a very independent plant.
Situation: Full Sun to Part Shade
Enjoys direct sun most of the day, but tolerant of fewer sunlit hours or light dappling.
Eventual Height: 2m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 2m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Will survive unprotected outdoors in most areas of the UK, even in the harshest winters.
Habit: Evergreen
Always in leaf throughout the year. It won't lose all its leaves at any one time.

Expert Tip

Despite being known as 'Heavenly Bamboo', Nandina is not actually a bamboo but rather part of the Berberidaceae family. Given the similarities in their appearance it makes for a perfect and colourful bamboo alternative, which isn't invasive or difficult to care for.

Four Seasons Of Interest

This enchanting plant provides renewed interest during all four seasons: sunset red tones appear on the edges of leaves in spring, followed by lush clusters of tiny white flowers in summer as the foliage turns pale green and then, in a good season, green berries appear.

Come autumn the leaves take on a vibrant red and burnt orange hue and the berries redden, remaining long into winter.

Care & Size Guidance

Nandina domestica will grow in practically any soil, taking extreme drought in its stride once firmly established.

For it to thrive we recommend a sheltered location that gets some full sun and some afternoon shade. Planting Nandina domestica in a sunny spot encourages the most vibrant and long lasting colourful foliage.

Can really recommend this shrub ideal for container gardens. It is fabulous and gives wonderful colour all year round. I have two large containers of this which I have had for over ten years and they never fail to perform.

Maeve Chandler

Can really recommend this shrub ideal for container gardens. It is fabulous and gives wonderful colour all year round. I have two large containers of this which I have had for over ten years and they never fail to perform.

15 customer reviews for Nandina domestica

Entirely satisfied with service received Many thanks

Juliet M.

Plant delivered on time, well packaged and very healthy plant. Brilliant service

nicola C.

2 Plants received today, the packaging was the best Ive seen for ANY on-line product, not just plants. The quality was superb these wont be our last Order from Palm Centre. Highly recommended

Mr Raymond A D.

Strong, healthy plant. This is my second order I’ve had from The Palm centre and couldn’t be happier with the product and packaging. Thank you

Rebecca H.

These nandina domestica are really quality plants and the Palm Centre are an excellent company and so is there courier service. Very impressed and highly recommend them, thank you.

Helen W.

Large Nandina delivered promptly and cheerfully by your courier in spite of 19 steps to front door.
Ive grown these for several years in pots and find them easy-care plants. Though not spectacular, they provide some interest all year (shape, leaf colour, flowers, berries). Mine were stripped of most leaves and some shoots by the beast from the east freezing wind in 2018 but recovered quite quickly and looked better after the hair-cut!

Brenda J.

Great quality great value plant arrived promptly and looks fab

Rachel

plant arrived quickly and in excellent condition. Size is what I expected and it now has pride of place outside our front door

Dave Pettifer

Saw this plant recommended in a garden magazine and decided it was just what i needed in my new border- and what a lovely plant i have received!Thank you!

Maureen

First Class treatment

Ted Davis

This plant and others plants I have bought from you all arrived well wrapped and healthy. Nandina domestica has lovely soft colours and looks wonderful regardless of the weather. I am so pleased with it and the other plants.

John Bailey

Very pleased with plants. Thank you for your swift delivery

Barbara

Loverly plant fast delivery .certainly get value for your money at the palm centre ….i have two of these plants .i love them …

patricia cash

Fine Nandina domestica plants soon to be planted out in my Isle of Wight garden!

Chris McCullough

Can really recommend this shrub ideal for container gardens. It is fabulous and gives wonderful colour all year round. I have two large containers of this which I have had for over ten years and they never fail to perform, does not need much looking after, in summer likes to have its leaves showered once in a while and that is about it. One of the best shrubs around.

Maeve Chandler