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NANDINA domestica 'Orhime'
Heavenly Bamboo, Orhime Heavenly Bamboo
A medium-sized tender evergreen shrub often planted near temples in its native China and Japan, heavenly bamboo is prized by gardeners worldwide for its colorful lacy leaves. Resembling an asparagus fern more than a nandina, the dwarf cultivar 'Orhime' bears leaflets that are narrowed to almost needle-like proportions. The foliage is purple-red when young and again in fall and winter, often with yellow highlights. This cultivar may not be as hardy as most other forms.
Heavenly bamboo prefers full sun in most warm-temperate and subtropical climates but needs afternoon shade in desert regions. Although it tolerates drought it grows best in fertile, evenly moist soil. This unique cultivar works well as an indoor or outdoor container plant or as a textural element in a small mixed border.
12 - 4
7 - 9
H1, H2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Yellow, Red, Green, Purple, Copper
Green, Blue Green
Yellow, Green, Purple, Blue Green
Yellow, Red, Green, Purple, Blue Green, Bronze
Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border
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