Sienna Sunrise® Heavenly Bamboo
Sienna Sunrise® Heavenly Bamboo
Nandina domestica 'Monfar' Plant Patent #14,693Item #6222 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 11
Intensely red new foliage cools to a lush green in summer. Fiery red highlights reappear in fall and winter. Occasionally produces small, white flowers in spring. The perfect shrub to use for high profile accents or nooks in architecture. Plant en masse for a dramatic, colorful landscape effect. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Slowly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:nan-DEE-na doh-MES-ti-kaPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:Compact, NarrowGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slowly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.Special features:Compact Form, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:MulticoloredBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhitePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasUse nandina to add year around color to all green shrub borders needing a pick me up. Use in its traditional bamboo-like application in Asian gardens with the lower stems pruned clean. Particularly beautiful in classic glazed Chinese ceramic pots. Ideal for pizzaz in shade garden compositions to stand out sharply against variegated or silver leaf foliage. Consummate foundation plant that won't outgrow its space.Companion PlantsKohuhu (Pittosporum); Rose (Rosa); Spreading Juniper (Juniperus); Cryptomeria (Cryptomeria); Abelia (Abelia)
- CareCare InformationEasily grown in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune back 1/3 of the stems annually to promote dense spring growth.Pruning time: late winter to early spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:This new variety was introduced in 2003 by Monrovia Nursery Co., Azusa, CA. It is derived from a broadleaf shrub native to Asia often called heavenly bamboo even though it is not related to that grass. It has been avidly cultivated in Japan for centuries and sixty different named cultivars are known there. These plants were first described by Engelbert Kaempher of the Dutch East India Company in his 17th century work on Japan: Amoenitates Exoticae. The genus and species where classified by Thunberg who derived it from the Japanese name for the plant, nan-ten or nandi-na. Although the early information on origins point to Japan, the first Nandina introduced to the west in 1804, and was brought from Canton by William Kerr.Lore:In the summer of 1996, Mike Farrow, owner of Holly Hill Farms in Earleville, Maryland, discovered this living gem. A ravenous beauty with a tight, compact growth habit that naturally requires minimal maintenance. An amazing array of fiery colors grace the foliage ranging from red, orange and yellow to bronzy tones, remniscent of a beautiful sunrise.