Nandina domestica 'Fire Power'
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Nandina domestica 'Fire Power'

heavenly bamboo

  family nandinaceae 
  genus nandina 

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Genus  Nandina Species  domestica Variety  Cultivar  Fire Power Common names  heavenly bamboo Family  NANDINACEAE Specimen number  S11836 Data source  HtZn p145
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  2' - 8' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to full shade Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Loam Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 05-06 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 06a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-03 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Nandina domestica 'Fire Power' has a colorful display of berries in the fall and early winter. Heavenly bamboo can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -10� Fahrenheit. This plant needs summer days with high heat. The optimal soil texture for this species is one that is loamy. Full sun to full shade is best for growing this plant. It prefers moist soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  yes Desirable qualities    Other interest  red berries in winter Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Nandina domestica 'Fire Power' is a woody perennial. Leaves: Heavenly bamboo has leaves that emerge pink turning green in summer and flaming red in autumn. Flowers: This plant has flowers arranged in panicles. May and June are the usual months for blossoms. The flowers are typically of a cream color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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