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NANDINA domestica 'Wood's Dwarf'
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 and attractive flowers and fruit. The cultivar 'Wood's Dwarf' is noted for its diminutive size and its particularly vivid fall and winter color. The airy compound leaves are purple-red when young and bright red in fall and winter, often with orange highlights. The foliage and stiff upright stems suggest those of bamboo, particularly when pruned in the Asian fashion with the lower leaves thinned to expose the stems. The leaves of this cultivar are not contorted and streaked as they are in the otherwise similar 'Atropurpurea Nana.' Flowers and fruit are minimal or absent.
Heavenly bamboo prefers full sun in most warm-temperate and subtropical climates but needs afternoon shade in desert regions. This very drought resistant plant grows best in fertile, evenly moist soil. Petite forms such as 'Wood's Dwarf' are valued for foundation planting, smaller hedges, containers, and Asian-inspired compositions.
12 - 4
6 - 9
H1, H2, 3a, 3b, 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
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Red, Green, Purple, Copper
Green, Blue Green
Red, Green, Purple, Blue Green, Burgundy, Orange Red
Red, Green, Purple, Blue Green, Bronze, Orange Red
Container, Edging, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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