Sacred Bamboo – Nandina domestica

$3.35

Great as a bonsai in a forest style or as a screening plant in the garden.

This tough as nails evergreen has fine lacy foliage which turns bronze and red in winter. It grows well in forest styles since it naturally produces multiple stems and can be kept either outdoors or indoors: a great tree for the beginner.  

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This tough as nails evergreen has fine lacy foliage which turns bronze and red in winter. It grows well in forest styles since it naturally produces multiple stems and can be kept either outdoors or indoors: a great tree for the beginner.  

Bonsai Location

Indoor or Outdoor

Bonsai Difficulty

Beginner

Bonsai Styles

Group Planting

Bonsai Size

Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Additional Features

Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants

In the Garden

Despite its common name, Nandina domestica is not a bamboo but rather a small upright shrub growing up to 2 meters tall that has bamboo like leaves. This shrub has traditionally been one of the most popular landscaping and hedging plants due to the ever-changing leaf colour and dense foliage. White flowers and bright red berries add to its charm – a great plant for a low border or for a pot.

Propagation

Native to much of South Eastern China and parts of Japan, this shrub is able to tolerate frost. Extremely versatile, this plant will grow in sandy and clay soils and is extremely drought tolerant once established. It’s happy in either sun or shade, but some shade improves foliage quality.

Common Name:Sacred Bamboo
Scientific Name:Nandina domestica
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 30
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Tropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sand
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:White
Bonsai Location:Indoor or Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Group Planting
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:1-2m
Tree Full Width:0-1m
Foliage:Evergreen
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Tropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants
Growing Information

In the Garden

Despite its common name, Nandina domestica is not a bamboo but rather a small upright shrub growing up to 2 meters tall that has bamboo like leaves. This shrub has traditionally been one of the most popular landscaping and hedging plants due to the ever-changing leaf colour and dense foliage. White flowers and bright red berries add to its charm – a great plant for a low border or for a pot.

Propagation

Native to much of South Eastern China and parts of Japan, this shrub is able to tolerate frost. Extremely versatile, this plant will grow in sandy and clay soils and is extremely drought tolerant once established. It’s happy in either sun or shade, but some shade improves foliage quality.

Product Details
Common Name:Sacred Bamboo
Scientific Name:Nandina domestica
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 30
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Tropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sand
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:White
Bonsai Location:Indoor or Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Group Planting
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:1-2m
Tree Full Width:0-1m
Foliage:Evergreen
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Tropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants