Nandina Domestica Magical Lemon Lime Nandina Domestica Magical Lemon Lime is a new evergreen variety of heavenly bamboo with bright yellow-green foliage. Nandina is native to the Far East and was introduced into the UK in early 1800. It is not a true bamboo, but a flowering shrub with pretty and slender (bamboo-like) foliage.
Nandina Twilight is a very popular shrub in the UK and this new cultivar Magical Lemon and Lime is similar in habit but has vivid yellow new growth in spring which matures into lime green over the summer months. The leaves are typical Nandina – long, slender and lance-shaped which gives rise to its more common name Heavenly Bamboo. In the summer months, small white pannicles of flowers may appear, but the shrub must be grown in full sun so blooms can develop. In autumn the lemon and lime foliage will take on tones of orange which last all winter.
Height And Spread of Nandina Domestica Magical Lemon Lime Heavenly Bamboo Magical Lemon Lime is low-growing. It will reach a maximum height of just 60 cms and spread over the same.
How Hardy is Nandina Domestica Magical Lemon Lime Magical Lemon and Lime is hardy in the UK if its roots are well-drained, but it requires frost protection in harsh winters and more northern areas of the UK. It is rarely bothered by pests.
How To Use Nandina Domestica Magical Lemon Lime Heavenly Bamboo Magical Lemon and Lime is a good year-round border filler with its bright foliage. It lifts a bare winter garden and will grow in a large well-watered container on the patio. Because this cultivar is low growing, it suits a mid to front of border position where it can access plenty of sun.
How To Care For Nandina Domestica Magical Lemon Lime Nandina needs full sun to thrive but Magical Lemon and Lime will tolerate some shade. Foliage will appear brighter when it's grown in the sunshine and will turn dark green in the shade - so a sunny, sheltered spot is best. Nandina will grow in moist but well-drained soil of any pH. There is no need to prune this low-growing shrub but you can cut back any wayward branches in early spring before the new foliage appears. Mulch well to prevent weed competition and trap moisture, and water until established.