Plum Passion® Heavenly Bamboo
Nandina domestica 'Monum'
|Description||This selection offers exceptionally beautiful colored foliage. New growth in spring and summer is a deep purple-red, turning slightly redder in the winter. Versatile and durable, and highly effective as a specimen plant, in borders, or massed for intense color. Evergreen to semi-evergreen.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Late Spring to Summer|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge|
|Design Ideas||This new cultivar is bred for increased color. Use to add bold and bright contrast to shaded, foliage-intensive landscapes. Graceful, tall and thin, it's perfect for narrow openings in paving. Indispensable for courtyards, entry gardens and high-profile niches in architecture. A dramatic addition to porch, patio or balcony when planted in Chinese glazed ceramic pots. Pretty near water gardens and fountains.|
|Companion Plants||Kohuhu (Pittosporum); Rose (Rosa); Barberry (Berberis); Cryptomeria (Cryptomeria); Abelia (Abelia)|
|Care||Easily 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.|
|Lore||Nandina, 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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-11
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