August 26, 2010

Heavenly Bamboo Nandina

I love to garden a lot, but sometimes i get busy with so many different things thats why i prefer plants that does not require a lot of maintenance but gives out a lot of beauty and character to the yard. One of my favorite plant for landscaping is Heavenly Bamboo Nandina because not only is it almost maintenace free, i like its simplicity and works well in different seasons: summer, spring, winter and fall.

At spring time Heavenly Bamboo Nandina produce a mixture of green and copper-tone colors leaves. At summer time,  they have this nice green foliage. Their leaves have slight similarity to a regular bamboo plant leaf characteristic, somewhat pointy and skinny, but there is definitely a difference in the shape because regular bamboo have longer and skinnier leaves.  Heavenly Bamboo Nandina can be planted best in a sunny location for best results in color transformation of the plants.

During fall season, thats when you see the magic happen. Their leaves transform into this vibrant reddish purple tint and instantly add fall colors in your backyard. If you dont have any trees in your yard that transform into different red colors during fall season, you can definitely rely on Heavenly Bamboo Nandina to give you some vibrant fall display. They also produce this deep red wine berries that adds color to the plant.

So next time, if you are thinking of doing landscaping around your yard and you are considering for an easy to maintain or hardly no maintenance plants, think of Heavenly Bamboo Nandina. All it need is an annual pruning, to shape and keep its shape and keep the plant healthy and last for many years. During first planting, you need to water them regularly inorder for their roots to get established, but once its established and become hardy to the surrounding, it will continually give you different shades leaves throughout the year and is drought tolerant so you dont have to water them every single day anymore!

Written and Photography by Jazevox. Thank you for visiting my blog today, if you have time, please visit these other interesting blogs: Express In Style, Dogs Circle, and Fifty States Travel.


MJ's Hurrah said...

Haven't realize my plan to have a garden this summer. Hopefully, I will have more time next year to do it! Great post! BTW<How you doing?

Skutt Panda PO said...

wow this pictures look so beauty :)
i want to be a gardener:P

Molly said...

What a lovely plant, I wonder if it would grow in Minnesota.

Kendra said...

Great information! Thanks very much for putting out this kind of posts.

Bamboo Flooring said...

Leaves are really pointing as seems in the pics.

susannadixon said...

this is really interesting to read.. nice blog..

packers and movers Gurgaon said...

Nice blog posting, I like this post great work keep it up your nice and good work here i will be back here. thanks for sharing this blog. nice pics really

k and k world said...

nice pics!

Unknown said...

That plant looks very beautiful. Great contrast with so many red berries and the green leaves. I didn't know you could get bamboo with red berries.

GardenersLand said...

thanks for visiting here everyone and leaving nice comment. hope you'll have fun blogging! see you around

@jakill: i dont think all bamboos have red berries, this one is Heavenly Bamboo also known as Nandina

@Molly: check out your town's HomeDepot or Lowes garden section, if they have this plant, it will probably grow there?

EJ said...

I have never seen that one before, so beautiful.

Following your blog.

Garden Centre Berkhamsted said...

Great information! Thanks very much for putting out this kind of post.
Thank you for post.

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