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Heavenly Bamboo Nandina

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Once a weekFull sunDeer resistantSpring to summer
  • Year-Round Interest: Displays multi-seasonal appeal with changing foliage colors and decorative berries.
  • Compact Growth: Ideal for small spaces, reaching a more manageable size than its taller counterparts.
  • Low Maintenance: Requires minimal care, thriving in a range of conditions and soil types.

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Heavenly Bamboo Nandina, scientifically known as Nandina domestica 'Compacta', is a versatile and attractive evergreen shrub, noted for its bamboo-like foliage and compact growth habit. This dwarf variety of Nandina offers year-round interest with its changing leaf colors, transitioning from green in summer to shades of red and purple in cooler months. Additionally, it produces clusters of white flowers in late spring, followed by bright red berries in the fall and winter, providing seasonal beauty and attracting birds. Ideal for small gardens, borders, or as a foundation plant, Heavenly Bamboo Nandina 'Compacta' is drought-tolerant once established and requires minimal care, making it a favored choice for both residential and commercial landscapes.

Growth rate: Slow to moderate growth rate; mature height of 4-5 feet and width of 2-3 feet.

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Pruning: Minimal pruning is required. Can be pruned lightly to maintain shape or encourage fuller growth.

Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring to promote healthy foliage and berry production.

Winter Protection: Generally hardy within its recommended zones, but mulching can help protect the roots in colder areas.


Choose a location with well-draining soil in full sun to partial shade. Dig a hole twice as wide and the same depth as the root ball. Plant the Nandina, backfill with soil, and water thoroughly. Space plants 2-3 feet apart to allow for mature spread.

Heavenly Bamboo Nandina 'Compacta' benefits from regular watering during its establishment phase. Reduce frequency once established, as it is drought-tolerant. erforms best in full sun to partial shade, with more vibrant foliage colors often achieved with some sun exposure. Proper care and sunlight exposure are key to its vibrant foliage and overall health.

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USDA GROW ZONE:

Zones 6-10

Heavenly Bamboo Nandina 'Compacta' is well-suited for USDA Zones 6-10, adaptable to both full sun and partial shade. It prefers well-drained soil but is tolerant of a variety of soil conditions, including clay, loam, and sandy soils. This shrub's versatility and resistance to drought make it a practical choice for a wide array of garden designs and themes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Heavenly Bamboo typically grows to a height of around 3 to 4 feet tall at maturity. However, the exact height can vary depending on factors such as growing conditions, climate, and pruning practices. 'Compacta' is a cultivar known for its more compact growth habit compared to some other varieties of Nandina domestica. With its manageable size, Heavenly Bamboo 'Compacta' is well-suited for use in smaller gardens, borders, and containers, providing year-round interest with its colorful foliage and berries. Regular care and maintenance can help promote healthy growth and ensure the plant reaches its full potential height while maintaining its desired shape and size.

Heavenly Bamboo is a relatively slow-growing shrub, typically reaching a mature height of 3 to 4 feet and width of 2 to 3 feet over several years. The growth rate can vary depending on factors such as climate, soil quality, sunlight exposure, and pruning practices. In optimal conditions, Heavenly Bamboo may grow around 6 to 12 inches per year. While it may take some time to reach its full size, Heavenly Bamboo is valued for its compact growth habit, attractive foliage, and colorful berries, making it a popular choice for landscapes and gardens. Regular care and maintenance, including watering, fertilizing, and occasional pruning, can help promote healthy growth and enhance the plant's overall appearance.

The best place to plant Heavenly Bamboo is in a location that receives partial to full sunlight. While Heavenly Bamboo can tolerate some shade, it tends to produce more vibrant foliage colors and berries when grown in sunnier spots. Additionally, choose a planting site with well-draining soil and adequate air circulation to promote healthy growth and minimize the risk of fungal diseases. Heavenly Bamboo is versatile and can be used as a specimen plant, in borders, mass plantings, or as a backdrop for other garden plants. Avoid planting Heavenly Bamboo in areas prone to waterlogging or excessive moisture. With the right conditions, Heavenly Bamboo can thrive and add beauty to your garden landscape throughout the year.

To plant Heavenly Bamboo, follow these steps for successful establishment:

Choose the Right Location: Select a planting location that receives partial to full sunlight. Heavenly Bamboo can tolerate some shade but produces more vibrant foliage colors and berries in sunnier spots.

Prepare the Soil: Dig a hole that is twice as wide and deep as the plant's root ball. Break up any clumps of soil and remove rocks, weeds, and debris from the planting area. Amend the soil with compost or organic matter to improve drainage and fertility.

Soak the Root Ball: Before planting, thoroughly water the Heavenly Bamboo's root ball to ensure it is well-hydrated and ready for planting.

Planting the Bamboo: Gently remove the Heavenly Bamboo from its container and place it in the center of the prepared hole. Position the plant so that the top of the root ball is level with the surrounding soil surface.

Backfill the Hole: Fill in the hole with the amended soil, gently tamping it down around the roots to remove any air pockets. Ensure that the plant is planted at the same depth it was in the container.

Watering: After planting, water the Heavenly Bamboo thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots and provide initial moisture. Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the plant's first growing season, to encourage root establishment.

Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as wood chips or shredded bark, around the base of the Heavenly Bamboo to conserve moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature. Leave a gap between the mulch and the plant's stem to prevent rot.

Maintenance: Monitor the plant regularly for watering, pruning, and pest control as needed. Prune Heavenly Bamboo as needed to maintain its shape, remove dead or damaged branches, and control its size.

By following these planting steps and providing proper care and maintenance, you can help your Heavenly Bamboo thrive and establish itself in your garden landscape.

Caring for Heavenly Bamboo is relatively low-maintenance once established. Here are some essential care tips:

Sunlight: Plant Heavenly Bamboo in a location that receives partial to full sunlight. While it can tolerate some shade, it tends to produce more vibrant foliage colors and berries in sunnier spots.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, especially during the plant's first growing season. Once established, Heavenly Bamboo is moderately drought-tolerant but benefits from regular watering during dry spells.

Soil: Plant Heavenly Bamboo in well-draining soil with average fertility. Amend heavy clay or sandy soil with organic matter, such as compost, to improve drainage and soil structure.

Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring to provide nutrients for healthy growth. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for application rates and frequency.

Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as wood chips or shredded bark, around the base of Heavenly Bamboo to conserve moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature. Leave a gap between the mulch and the plant's stem to prevent rot.

Pruning: Prune Heavenly Bamboo as needed to maintain its shape, remove dead or damaged branches, and control its size. Pruning can be done in late winter or early spring before new growth emerges.

Pests and Diseases: Heavenly Bamboo is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, watch for signs of aphids, scale insects, or fungal diseases, such as powdery mildew. Treat any issues promptly with insecticidal soap or fungicides as needed.

Berries: Enjoy the colorful berries that develop on Heavenly Bamboo in fall and persist through winter. These berries are attractive to birds and add visual interest to the landscape.

By providing proper care and maintenance, you can enjoy the beauty of Heavenly Bamboo Nandina 'Compacta' in your garden for years to come.

Heavenly Bamboo benefits from occasional pruning to maintain its shape, promote new growth, and rejuvenate the plant. Here are some tips for cutting back Heavenly Bamboo:

Pruning for Shape: Trim Heavenly Bamboo to maintain a tidy, compact form. Remove any dead, damaged, or crossing branches to improve airflow and reduce the risk of disease.

Rejuvenation Pruning: If Heavenly Bamboo becomes leggy or overgrown, consider more severe pruning to rejuvenate the plant. Cut back up to one-third of the oldest stems near the base to encourage new growth from the roots.

Timing: Prune Heavenly Bamboo in late winter or early spring before new growth emerges. Avoid pruning in late summer or fall, as this can stimulate new growth that may be vulnerable to cold temperatures.

Tools: Use sharp, clean pruning shears or loppers to make precise cuts. Disinfect tools between cuts, especially if pruning out diseased branches, to prevent the spread of pathogens.

Caution: While Heavenly Bamboo is generally easy to prune, avoid excessive pruning, as this can weaken the plant and reduce its vigor. Additionally, always wear gloves when handling Heavenly Bamboo, as the foliage contains compounds that may irritate the skin.

By following these pruning guidelines, you can keep your Heavenly Bamboo healthy, attractive, and well-maintained throughout the year.

Heavenly Bamboo maintains its visual appeal throughout the winter months, offering interest with its evergreen foliage and colorful berries. In winter, the foliage often takes on hues of red, bronze, or purple, providing vibrant contrast against the backdrop of dormant surroundings. Additionally, the bright red berries that develop in fall persist through winter, adding a pop of color and attracting birds to the garden. Overall, Heavenly Bamboo Nandina remains an eye-catching and dynamic presence in the winter landscape, contributing to the garden's beauty even during the colder months.

Heavenly Bamboo typically forms clumps and does not spread aggressively like some invasive plants. However, it can slowly expand over time through the growth of its rhizomes (underground stems) and by self-seeding. While it's not considered invasive in most regions, it's essential to monitor its growth and prevent it from encroaching on other plants or areas of the garden where it's not wanted. Regular maintenance, such as pruning to control size and removing any unwanted seedlings, can help keep Heavenly Bamboo in check and prevent it from spreading beyond its intended boundaries.

Yes, Heavenly Bamboo Nandina can grow in pots or containers. It is a versatile plant that adapts well to container gardening, making it suitable for patios, balconies, and small gardens. When planting Heavenly Bamboo in a pot, ensure the container is large enough to accommodate the plant's root system and provides adequate drainage. Use a well-draining potting mix and water regularly to keep the soil evenly moist. Additionally, provide the plant with sufficient sunlight and occasional fertilization to support healthy growth and vibrant foliage. Regular pruning may also be necessary to maintain the desired size and shape of the plant in a container.

Yes, Heavenly Bamboo does bloom. While it is primarily grown for its attractive foliage and berries, it also produces small white flowers in clusters during the spring and summer months. These blooms add a delicate touch to the plant's overall appeal. However, it's essential to note that the primary ornamental features of Heavenly Bamboo are its colorful foliage and berries, which persist through the year, rather than its flowers.

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We have perfected packaging and shipping plants & trees! That is why we DO NOT use any third-party fulfillment like most other online retailers. Your trees go straight from our farm to your door, safely packaged by our team of seasoned professionals. Our process ensures your plants leave our facility and arrive to your door in the best condition possible!