Heavenly Bamboo – Nandina Domestica is not a bamboo!

We think Nandina are one of the most underrated shrubs by UK gardeners – they are so easy to grow and they give so much throughout the year that it amazes us that more people don’t know about them.

Heavenly Bamboo or Nandina Domestica for sale online in the UK
Heavenly Bamboo aka Nandina Domestica this variety is Obsessed

The common names are a little confusing it’s true, there seems to be a fixation on bamboo – Heavenly Bamboo, Sacred Bamboo and Chinese Sacred Bamboo, however, Nandina is decidely not a species of bamboo. It is found growing all over the Far East, attributed with special powers in Japanese culture, it is often placed by the entrance of the house and is said to banish bad dreams.

Nandina Domestica Obsessed
Nandina Domestica –  right image: this 5L pot size is £21.95

Nandina grows well in virtually any type of soil – it prefers, a moist well drained soil in full sun but actually will grow just about anywhere. Hardy to -12 degrees in winter it will also cope with spells of drought in the summer.

Evergreen flowering shrub Heavenly Bamboo, buy online UK
Summer flowers of the Nandina Domestica or Heavenly Bamboo

Truly a spectacular all-rounder, the beauty of this shrub is that it performs at all times of the year – beautiful bronze and green leaves in the spring – followed by panticles of white flowers in summer and in a long hot summer, the berries will be bright red and prolific. It is fabulous when included in flower arrangements. As soon as the cold mornings arrive in autumn the leaves will turn every shade of amber and the berries last throughout the winter and are harvested by the birds.

Evergreen shrub Heavenly Bamboo UK
Topiary underplanted with Heavenly Bamboo or Nandina Domestica

Here at Paramount we stock two types of Nandina – Nandina Domestica ‘Obsessed’
and Nandina Domestica ‘Firepower’
These colourful evergreen shrubs are really worth including in your planting scheme.

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