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Nandina domestica (Nandina, Nana)

Nandina, Nana

Nandina domestica 'Nana Atropurpurea'

The bright green stems and branching habit of the Nandina earned it the name Heavenly Bamboo, however it does not belong in the same plant family. Native to China and Japan, Nandina is a semi-evergreen plant species with several cultivars that allow it to fill several roles in the landscape. ‘Nana’ is a very compact cultivar with a spherical growth habit. The distinctive compound leaves have several leaflets that grow out on non-branching stems.

New foliage in the spring has a flush of bright green, turning bright yellow-green in the summer before turning crimson-red in the fall and winter. Rarely blooms and produces berries.  

All Nandina species are highly tolerant of poor soil condition and quality, as long as it’s given adequate drainage and not sand; when given at least mediocre care, it’s also highly pest and disease resistant. It is an ideal plant for rarely maintained landscapes. 

Compact Hedge
Border Hedge


2 Feet



2 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 6a

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NAN-NAN-01 #001 NANDINA, NANA ATROPURPUEA View Current Crop Photo
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Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
Full Sun to Full Shade
Water Needs