Alpha's Compact Heavenly Bamboo

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Charming Color Alpha's Compact Heavenly Bamboo

  • Improved Nandina Cultivar
  • Foliage Looks Like Bamboo Leaves
  • Highlighted Bright Red in Autumn
  • Crimson Red Foliage All Winter
  • Pretty White Flowers in Spring
  • Red Berries in Fall
  • Unique Form Has Formal, Showy Good Looks
  • Compound Pointed Leaves Held on Upright, Non-Branching Stems
  • Upright, Stiff Growth Habit Looks Formal
  • Beautiful Broadleaved Evergreen Shrub
  • Rounded Growth Habit
  • Versatile Shrub Suits Many Garden Applications
  • Thrives in Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Pest and Disease Resistant
  • Low Maintenance and Long-Lived

Pump up the appeal of your existing landscaping...or start over fresh with marvelously modern cultivars of old favorites. Nature Hills has you covered with an extensive online catalog of beautiful, expertly grown plants.

One of our favorites is the handsome, formal, rounded shrub called Alpha's Compact Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica 'Alpha Compacta'). It couldn't be easier, and gives you beauty in all seasons.

Enjoy this "workhorse" throughout sunny and partially shaded areas of your landscape. You'll appreciate the lovely pink and green variegated foliage, small white spring flowers and red fall fruits through the season.

Use the eye-catching foliage as effective filler in cut flower arrangements. Trim the white blooms, too...or leave them on the shrub to support butterflies and pollinators.

Trim and tidy Alpha's Compact Heavenly Bamboo features outstanding fall and winter red foliage color. Showcase these special plants in your foundation plantings, or create cunning low hedges to define your garden design.

Grow them in the ground, or keep in a series of oversized exterior containers. This plant is truly a designer's secret to add form and fantastic saturated color.

Because they stay tight and compact, these shrubs make excellent additions to the front of a modern shrub border. Add a long row of them to fire up the look of an Arborvitae privacy screen.

Alpha's Compact Heavenly Bamboo brings a stylish look with their fine-textured, compound leaves. Lush stems grow upright without branching, and the multicolored leaves are held at the tips.

Plant the en masse for a vivid display. These fetching plants catch the wind and create an ocean effect, with rippling over and through the planting.

High performance Alpha's Compact Heavenly Bamboo looks great year-round. Order this spectacular modern choice from Nature Hills today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
Color Zone Times
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Alpha's Compact Heavenly Bamboo Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Nandina domestica 'Alpha Compacta'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant No