Heavenly Bamboo
Nandina domestica 'Nana Purpurea'

Family: Berberidaceae (bear-ber-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nandina (nan-DEE-nuh) (Info)
Species: domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Nana Purpurea

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Mottled

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

This plant is resistant to deer

Provides winter interest

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Agoura Hills, California

Dana Point, California

Elk Grove, California

Lebanon, Missouri

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Clarksville, Tennessee

Moscow, Tennessee

Fort Worth, Texas

Mission, Texas

New Caney, Texas

Powderly, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Glade Spring, Virginia

Oakton, Virginia

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 9, 2003, Ethylmarg from New Caney, TX wrote:

I have been growing this plant for six years now and it
is one of my favorite. Leaves turn fiery red in the winter
and right back to green in the summer. I have found that to much water causes it to loose it leaves. I have not had any problems with it spreading and it does not produce berries.
After six years mine are still only 2-1/2 feet tall.