Gulf Stream Heavenly Bamboo
Color Flowing All Year Long!
So often homeowners get the idea that they have to surround their home with evergreens for an effective foundation planting. Then, they get stuck in the mindset of taking ‘evergreen’ literally – the plant must always be green. If that sounds like you, we’d like to shake you out of that thought process and introduce you to Gulf Stream Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica ‘Gulf Stream’).
This beautiful shrub goes through kaleidoscopic changes from spring to winter. New leaves emerge a scarlet-macaw red in spring. They mature to a soft blue-green later in the summer, making a perfect backdrop to the sweet little white flowers that pop up all over the shrub. Then, as the weather cools, the foliage blushes rich and intense autumn-red.
Gulf Stream naturally grows into a small rounded shape 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide, no pruning necessary. This makes it perfect for foundation plantings, borders, mass plantings, poolside beds and even small urban gardens. These super-tough plants are just about indestructible in zones 6-11. They tolerate everything from cold weather to high humidity to urban pollution. If you live in a fire-prone area, Gulf Stream is a beautiful plant on many ‘firescaping or firewise’ plant lists.
They are great container plants, too. Try them as the ‘thriller’ in your entryway pots. Gulf Stream looks great in so many garden styles, too – from Asian/Zen to Contemporary to Rustic and Cottage – that we are positive it will fit into your home landscape.
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* Fantastic color changes throughout the year
* Sun or part shade
* Super easy care
* Flowers and berries for wildlife
* Broadleaved evergreen
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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Nandina domestica ‘Gulf Stream’|
|Mature Height||3 - 4 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained Soil|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Foliage Color||Red, Blue Green|