How to grow Nandina domestica

Nandina domestica growing shrub of the genus Nandina also known as Heavenly bamboo or Sacred bamboo, Nandina domestica perennial evergreen or deciduous plant, used as ornamental plant for the colorful leaves, can grow in temperate, mediterranean, subtropical climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 6-10b.

Leaves color can be: green, red, pink or yellow, mostly more than one color on the same plant.

Nandina domestica flower

Flower color white with yellow in the inner, shape of star and the flowers grow in clusters.

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How to grow Nandina domestica growing and care:

Moist soil, mulch

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, if needed specific colors

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Poisonous, invasive

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves and stems

Size of the plant:
30-150cm, 12-60 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade / Full shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?

General information about the flower:
White flowers with yellow in the inner, shape of star and the flowers grow in clusters

Scientific name:

Nandina domestica

Blooming Seasons

Flower Colors


Leaf color

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone