Harbor Belle Heavenly Bamboo

Nandina domestica 'Jaytee' PP #14,668

Attractive, dwarf evergreen shrub displays soft, dense, foliage with a pink tint in spring and brilliant burgundy tones in fall and winter. Clusters of tiny, white spring flowers lead to an abundance of bright red berries. Small compact form is effective in fronts of borders and foundations, or massed as a groundcover or low hedge.
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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
LoreNandina, known as nandin in China, was often planted on temple grounds where it symbolizes good fortune. This association led to its common name, heavenly bamboo. Its red berries are ripe at midwinter when sprigs are used to decorate homes on December 24 in honor of the kitchen god.
Average Size at MaturityDwarf habit 1 to 2 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasDwarf nandinas are perfect foundation bed planting to mask ugly footings and vents. Plant in front of older shrubs to neaten up the lawn edge. Makes a bright hedge that's striking architectural form and color in modern gardens. A traditional shrub of Japanese gardens that belongs in the naturalistic rock and water setting as a brightly colored accent. Small stature is also excellent in containers on porch or patio.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Woodland Garden, Edging
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Fall Color, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsKohuhu (Pittosporum); Rose (Rosa); Winter Heath (Erica); Spreading Juniper (Juniperus); Cryptomeria (Cryptomeria); Abelia (Abelia)

Easily grown in enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. As a groundcover, space plants 5 ft. apart, or closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-11

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