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Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo

Nandina domestica 'Compacta'

Attractive compact evergreen shrub displays brilliant red foliage and berries in fall and winter. Versatile and durable, effective as specimen plant, border or massed planting. Soft, lacy foliage.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationnan-DEE-na doh-MES-ti-ka
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower to 4 to 5 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to summer
Design IdeasThis smaller Nandina is ideal for little gardens. Bushier in form, it serves as a foundation plant, miniature hedge or single specimen. Careful pruning helps shape it to fit you space. Excellent choice for condominium gardens, walled entries, courtyards and around porches and decks. Use as a bright edging in shade gardens, or to spice up dwarf conifer gardens or rockeries. Small enough to look super in dark ceramic pots (avoid colors in the red spectrum).
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Fall Color, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-11

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