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Nandina Domestica ( Heavenly Bamboo )
I saw this gorgeous plant in B + Q this morning, i've never seen it before. Has anyone grown it and can it be invasive ?



Good choice! I love it, and have two, either side of a front window (see my pics). They are not invasive, can grow to 6 ft and the evergreen leaves change to bronze and red at any time of year.

2 Mar, 2011


No, not invasive as Sheila's already said - because they are not a bamboo, they are the berberis family.
Great plants, i have one here.

2 Mar, 2011


Thank you both I will get one now, it is a beautiful plant.

2 Mar, 2011


just had a look at your photos SB you have some beautiful plants.

2 Mar, 2011


That's nice of you . . . thanks!

2 Mar, 2011


Acquire another plant and in a good summer you'll get long-lasting berry to follow the flower. Look also for Nandina domestica 'Firepower'. It may appeal to you. Completely different habit (neat dwarf habit, with slightly crimped apple green leaves, also evergreen), and colours up prettily orange (through the green) in autumn and winter. Worthy

2 Mar, 2011


Thanks Worthy.I've never come across Heavenly Bamboo in any garden centre, but i'll look out for Firepower.

3 Mar, 2011


It's not going to be labelled Heavenly Bamboo, Worthy, it will always be under its Latin name, garden centres never use the common name of a plant.
If you asked for Nandina domestica Firepower they'll take you right to it.
I bought one a couple of years ago and i love it !

5 Mar, 2011

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