Nandina Domestica Firepower is also known as Heavenly Bamboo. This plant is native to China and Japan but is no relation to the Bamboo family. Brought over to the UK in the 1800's, Nandina Domestica Firepower is a hardy shrub with bright red berries and is an attractive addition to the garden scheme.
Heavenly Bamboo is a really easy plant to grow and is hardy to -12 degrees. It requires no pruning - although it's leaves can be cut for flower arrangements - the birds will love the berries in the winter.
This variety of Nandina - Firepower – is a dwarf cultivar of Nandina Domestica, with an attractive mound-forming growth habit. It is evergreen, its green foliage turning bright red in autumn. It has white flowers in summer followed by red berries. It produces conical clusters of star-shaped, small white flowers in mid-summer, along with leaves that look like bamboo. The flowers are followed by round, shiny, scarlet coloured red berries. In autumn, the green foliage turns to shades of fiery copper and bright red.
Nandina Domestica Firepower is one of the best varieties of Nandina for autumn colour with its brilliant red foliage which lasts throughout the winter. Plus, its low growth habit, forming neat compact mounds is a very attractive structure for borders, containers, and mass planting. With several seasons of interest, this dwarf form of heavenly bamboo is a hardworking plant for a sunny spot where border space is limited.
Grow Nandina Domestica in partial shade or full sun. It requires average moist, but well-drained soil.