|This bamboolike shrub is grown for its finely-textured foliage, upright canelike stems, and showy red berries which give color through winter. Varieties are available in varying heights, textures and leaf colors. Leaves color better in sun, but need some shade in hot areas. Excellent hedge, screen, or container plants, they tolerate coastal winds and salt spray. Pruned properly, they can be trained as a bonsai. Prune to remove damaged and older canes to encourage new growth. Killed to ground at 5º F, it recovers quickly. Resists oak root fungus.
A compact shrubby mound 12 to 18 inches tall by 2 feet wide. Cupped, spring-green leaves turn reddish-purple in winter. Star-shaped, white flowers bloom in summer, followed by red fruits.
Attributes - Nandina domestica 'Nana Purpurea'
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Early Spring through Late Winter
Flower Color: White
Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 2 ft.
Width: 2 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance.