Heavenly Bamboo - Nandina domestica

Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina Domestica)

Despite its name, this plant isn’t bamboo at all. The thin, bony-like stems are reminiscent of them, but are in fact a member of the barberry family. Heavenly Bamboo is a dramatic plant for your landscape, turning from this rich green color, to a bold red hue in the winter season. Clip a few branches off and add them to your home!

Where They Do Well:

These guys can do well in hot climates but live happily in our moderate San Francisco climate. You’ll find they look great as a hedge or screen, and thrive in planters. This exquisite evergreen shrub has the amazing ability to survive and thrive in a wide range of climates, yet it still manages to stand out with its delicate blooms and attractive foliage. If you are looking for an ornamental plant that can add a touch of ethereal beauty to your garden, look no further than Heavenly Bamboo. Not only does it offer an eye-catching presence in any garden or home landscape but it is easy to maintain; ideal for those who demand both visual appeal and practical convenience from their plants.


Aside from needing little (to regular) watering, a yearly trim at the ground level on the oldest canes, will keep these from getting to clumped together and top heavy. Heavenly bamboo will reward you with gorgeous foliage and lush fruit if placed in an area that offers full sun, moist soil, and well-drainage. Planting this delightful shrub as a group is the key to encouraging prolific fruiting – but don’t worry; it’s resilient enough to survive some drought after being established.