Plant of the Month - October 2020
Nandina domestica 'Gulf Stream' - Gulf Stream Heavenly Bamboo, Compact Heavenly Bamboo
Gulf Stream Heavenly Bamboo provides year-round foliage color interest in your landscape and is an especially beautiful choice for fall color. New leaves of this compact variety of Heavenly Bamboo emerge in shades of bronze and orange, with older leaves ranging from blue-green to bright green highlighted in red and bronze. Sprays of creamy white flowers are followed by clusters of bright red berries in winter. A dense evergreen shrub to 2-3 feet tall, it requires very little pruning and makes a great informal border, low hedge or accent shrub. It also grows well in containers. Plant in full sun or partial shade and water regularly during hot summer months. Once established, Gulf Stream Heavenly Bamboo is drought tolerant.