Harbour Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo

Nandina domestica 'Harbour Dwarf'

An attractive small evergreen shrub that forms a dense clump of upright, cane-like stems with soft, narrow, green leaves that emerge with a pink-copper tint in spring and turn a brilliant bronzy-red color in fall and winter. Effective when used as an accent or container specimen, in mixed shrub borders, or massed as a groundcover.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationnan-DEE-na doh-MES-ti-ka
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches only 1 1/2 ft. tall, 2 ½ ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThis is a true dwarf Nandina that is nearly a groundcover in stature. Perfect for adding bright red coloring to shaded beds of shrubs and perennials. Surround individual small trees with its color, allow it to nestle into landscape boulders or spread out in rock gardens. Excellent around water gardens, where it won't obscure the view of water plants and fish. A very bold accent plant in modern architectural landscapes.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Poolside, Edging, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Fall Color, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsSmoke Tree (Cotinus); Rose (Rosa); Pittosporum (Pittosporum); Abelia (Abelia); Iris (Iris); Coral Bells (Heuchera)

Easily grown in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Apply a fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Space 5 ft. apart as groundcover; closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until the plants fill in.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-11

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