Heavenly Bamboo Bonsai Tree Care

The Heavenly Bamboo Bonsai Tree, scientific name Nandina domestica, is grown for its beautiful pink foliage that turns green.

It also produces large star-shaped white flowers that are followed by clusters of red berries. This drought-tolerant evergreen is very easy to grow and maintain. Great for indoors.

Additional Information

Family: Berberidaceae

Scientific name: Nandina domestica

Common Names: Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo, Sacred Bamboo, Wood’s Dwarf Nandina.

Origin: Native to eastern Asia from the Himalayas east to Japan.

Appearance: It is an evergreen woody shrub with lacy foliage and unbranched reed-like stems. Leaves are compound with the individual leaflets. Leaves are born pink to red turning green

Flowering: In early summer, it produces large, creamy, star-shaped flowers that grow in clusters above the foliage. Flowers are followed by bright green berry-like globular fruits that turn bright red in late autumn and often persist through the winter.

Outdoor/Indoor Use: Both.

Light Requirements: Prefers full sun to partial shade.

Water Requirements: Needs regular watering. Likes moist but well-drained soil. Can also tolerate drought for a short period of time. Never allow the soil to dry out completely.

Hardiness: Grows best in the USDA Zones 6 – 9. It needs to be protected from cold temperatures below 30F.

Insects and Diseases: Leaf spot and powdery mildew.

Propagation: By seed and cuttings.

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