Nandina domestica ‘Nana Purpurea’

Botanical Name: Nandina domestica ‘Nana Purpurea’

Phonetic: Nan-DEE-nuh dome-ESS-ti-kuh

Common Name(s): Heavenly Bamboo/Dwarf Nandina/Sacred Bamboo

Family: Berberidaceae
Origin: India, Japan, China
Plant Type: Broadleaf shrub
Persistence: Evergreen, semi-deciduous

Leaf Type: Pinnately divided, pointed, compound
Number of Leaflets: Groups of 2 and 3
Leaf Color: New growth is pinkish-red, later medium green, glossy
Fall Color: Reddish
Texture: Soft
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Spring/insignificant
Flower Color(s): Insignificant

Exposure: Ful sun to part shade
USDA: 6-11
Climate Zone(s): 3-9, 14-17, 20-24
Growth Rate: Medium                             
Height: 1-2 Feet
Spread: 2-3 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: Foliage might develop chlorosis in alkaline soils
Soil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils, prefers humusy soils and loam soils, regular moisture, very adaptable

Features: Dwarf habit, clump forming, drought tolerant, tolerates heavy shade
Uses: Edging, naturalize, ground cover, fall color, ornamental, hedges, group or mass, shrub borders, woodland gardens, containers, espalier, bonsai

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