Nandina Gulf Stream

Heavenly Bamboo is classified as an evergreen shrub, but it will lose it’s foliage and the canes may die back to the ground at -10°, but they will come back readily the next spring. It provides color to the garden during all four seasons of the year. In the spring, the new foliage emerges as bright bronzed red, and is soon followed by large, six to twelve inch panicles of creamy white flowers early in the summer. As the seasons change, the foliage changes to a bluish green, then fades to a light green. Clusters of bright green berries replace the flowers and by late summer the berries will ripen to a bright red. In the fall, the foliage color again begins to change to shades of pink and red, ending the year with bright red leaves and berries. Heavenly Bamboo will slowly grow to 8 feet if it is left alone, but it can be kept at a very compact size by pruning, which makes it an excellent choice for entryways, patios or foundation plantings.

Heavenly Bamboo is hardy zones 5-10, can be grown in partial shade, but the foliage colors will be much more intense if it is grown in full sun, with a little shade in the hottest part of the day, protect from harsh winds, should be planted in a reasonably rich acidic soil, with a pH range from 3.7 to 6.4.
Preferably the soil should be kept moist at all times. Bloom Time is Spring and blooming color is Red.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *