Nandina domestica
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Nandina domestica

sacred bamboo
heavenly bamboo

  family nandinaceae 
  genus nandina 

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Genus  Nandina Species  domestica Variety  Cultivar  Common names  sacred bamboo   heavenly bamboo   nandina Family  NANDINACEAE Specimen number  S10965 Data source  CrscntBlm;DyePl p44;Xeri p296
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Grass Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  8' Overall spread  3' - 5'
Sunshine  Various Water  Moist to wet Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 06a-10b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Target Compost  no Size at acquisition  1 gallon Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The stems of Nandina domestica have been used in traditional fabric dyeing. Bluish-brown and bluish-brown are common colors produced with Nandina (also known as heavenly bamboo and sacred bamboo). Nandina is used in Japan for dyeing. Common mordants used to fix the color to the fabric when dyeing with this plant include iron and lime. This plant can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -10� Fahrenheit. It does well in moist to wet soils. This is an ornamental grass appropriate for gardens.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no 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  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    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  Stems Dye color  bluish-brown,yellowish-brown
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  Nandina domestica may have originated from Japan.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Nandina domestica is a perennial.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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