You can prune the Nandina, but you don't have to. The hardy shrub may lose its leaves in severe frost conditions. The shrub loves sunlight or partial shade. The more sun the leaves catch, the redder the leaves will become. Water the Heavenly Bamboo once a week. Give it extra water during dry periods.
|Latin name:||Nandina domestica|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||Yes|
|Flowering:||July - August|
|Growing Height:||60 - 70 cm|
|Planting distance:||30 - 40 cm|
What do I need?
- A trowel
- Garden peat and compost
Place the Nandina in a bucket of lukewarm water first. Add garden peat and compost to a large pot and then plant. First place the plant in shade first, and move it to an area in the sun for an hour longer each day, so that it can adapt.
In the garden
Nandinas thrive in the sun or half shade and in nutrient-rich soil. Dig a planting hole and till the soil a bit, so that the roots can take hold quickly. Set the root ball at the proper height, so that the top is just below ground level. Fill the hole up with soil, garden peat and compost, and press firmly. Water the plant right away.
What do I need?
- Pruning shears
A Nandina does not require much attention. During dry periods, water it so that the roots do not dry out.
You do not need to prune a Nandina, but you can if youwish. In any case, never prune where the flowers have begun to wilt, because after the blooming period, the Nandina will produce attractive little fruits between the old petals. In spring, you can cut away old or damaged branches to keep your shrub looking sleek.
Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica) originates from China and Japan. This shrub can flower with white blooms in the summer but it's quite hard to get those. If the bush does flower, and you leave them on the plant, you will then get cute little red berries right through into November. Your garden birds will love eating these.
Nandina domestica is classified as barberry (Berberidaceae).