Nandina Domestica Twilight Nandina Domestica Twilight is a semi-evergreen flowering shrub with early pink-toned foliage. This pretty shrub is more commonly known as Heavenly Bamboo largely due to the shape of the foliage. It's not a true bamboo however but a decorative shrub from the Far East. It was brought to Britain in early 1800 and suits our climate here if it’s sheltered.
The Twilight cultivar is an upright bushy shrub with lots of attractive variegation in its foliage. The foliage is semi-evergreen which means it will stay on the shrub year-round in mild winters or more southern parts of the UK. In early spring its three pinnate lance-shaped new foliage appears in bright pink and slowly matures to white and green. The summer flowers are pretty white blooms in small panicles that are adored by bees. Red berries may follow the flowers. Nandina Domestica Twilight is a good choice for year-round colour.
Height And Spread Of Nandina Domestica Twilight Nandina Domestica Twilight can reach a height of one metre and spread across the same. It’s a compact bushy shrub that can be kept smaller with a yearly prune.
How Hardy Is Nandina Domestica Twilight Heavenly Bamboo Twilight is hardy throughout most the UK but requires a sheltered position free from harsh winds and frosts. It is generally pest resistant.
How To Use Nandina Domestica Twilight Heavenly Bamboo Twilight brings a lot of colour into the garden. Its year-round variegated foliage and bright pink new leaves are eye-catching so it’s a good choice for flower borders in a low maintenance garden. It also suits urban gardens, courtyards, and rock gardens. You can grow Heavenly Bamboo Twilight in a container but it should be large, well-watered and well-fed.
How To Care For Nandina Domestica Twilight This shrub needs full sun to thrive. If you can give it a sunny spot it will produce more pink leaves and flowers and is likely to hold onto its semi-evergreen foliage. Plant it in a sheltered area in moist but well-drained soil of any pH. There is no need to prune this naturally bushy shrub, but you can restrict its size with a yearly prune before the new foliage emerges. Mulch thickly to suppress weeds and seal in moisture, and water well until established.