Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo

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Little Shrub, Big Drama Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo

  • Charming, Tiny Nandina Cultivar That Resembles Bamboo
  • Acid Yellow-Green Foliage Tinged With Purple Catches Your Eye
  • Incredible Ruby-Red Fall and Winter Color
  • Cupped, Compound Leaves Grow on Long, Non-Branching Stems
  • Upright, Stiff Growth Habit Looks Formal
  • Spreads a Bit Wider Than Tall
  • Grows in Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Disease, Pest, Heat and Drought Resistance
  • Easy Care

Look, we could all use a little help polishing up the edges of our landscaping. These small, versatile, high-performers will help you take things to the next level.

With a tight, mounded habit, Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica 'Atropurpurea Nana') gives you an easy-care, tropical look. The marvelous chartreuse foliage is burnished with a hint of purple.

As the nights start getting colder, this petite powerhouse turns an incredible fall color. Use it to fire up your planting beds and containers for a brilliant display.

Grow them in the ground, or add to your outdoor containers. They'll look great no matter where you place them.

In containers, they'll make a wonderful study in a single species all by themselves. Or...use Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo as a "Thriller" in the center of arrangements.

If your pot is large enough, they can even be used as "Fillers" surrounding a Black Diamond Crape Myrtle or Green Mountain Boxwood Topiary. Why not go all out this season?

They are named for their Bamboo-like looks, but are not actually related. Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo develops fine-textured, compound leaves near the tips of individual, unbranched stems.

The overall look is very energetic. A single plant will sway in the breeze, and a long row of them will ripple together in a vibrant series of waves. Consider them a living, kinetic wind sculpture.

They also deliver a powerful visual impact. Each leaf might be a slightly different color, for a bit of fabulous complexity.

The form is compact. The care of this disease and pest-resistant plant is blessedly easy. Give them some shade in hot climates, or plan to provide extra water.

Garden designers rely on these cute evergreen spheres to add structure, color and charm. Order your expertly grown Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo from Nature Hills today!

How to Use Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo in the Landscape

Line all the beds in your landscape with a ribbon of color. This design secret helps tie together the look of the entire design.

Consider these as a groundcover to fill bare areas with hot, wine-red color. Plant them 18 inches apart for a solid display.

These plants can be grown on the east side of mature evergreen trees. "Pop" that purple-tinted, red brilliance against the steady green of Pine or Arborvitae.

Add them to cutting gardens. You'll want to tuck that bold, multicolored foliage into your arrangements.

You should also consider adding these as perfectly poised "facer" plants to hide the bare, leggy stems of taller shrubs and Hybrid Tea Roses.

#ProPlantTips for Care

These rugged plants are easy to care for and grow in full sun or shaded conditions. In very hot areas, give them shade in the afternoon, and mulch over the root system to keep it cool.

You might consider a sheltered spot. For example, they'll thrive under the dappled shade of a Western Redbud or other small flowering tree.

It needs well-drained soil. Create a raised planting bed or use in containers, if you have soil that retains water a long time.

Water carefully to establish, and provide supplemental water during long periods of drought from then on. You will get the best color with consistent color.

Prune to shape once a year in late winter before new growth appears. Very gently rake your massed plantings to remove fallen foliage.

These tiny plants live large. Order enough Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo plants to complete your project 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

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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.
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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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Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Nandina domestica 'Atropurpurea Nana'
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 2 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink, White
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant No