Heavenly Bamboo Firehouse

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The Nandina 'Firehouse', Nandina domestica nana 'Firehouse', is often chosen for its excellent red fall color; this dwarf variety has leaves that hold the red fire engine color all winter long too.

The compact mounding form has bright green spring foliage and grows to about 2 feet high. The 'Firehouse' is a medium-sized tender evergreen shrub prized by gardeners worldwide for its colorful lacy leaves and attractive flowers and fruit.

The airy compound leaves are purple-red when young and again in fall and winter, often with bright red and orange highlights.

The foliage and stiff upright stems suggest those of bamboo, particularly when pruned in the Asian fashion with the lower leaves thinned to expose the stems.

Large frothy clusters of tiny white flowers appear at the branch tips in late spring and summer; red fruit follow. It prefers full sun in most warm temperate and subtropical climates but needs afternoon shade in desert regions.

This very drought resistant plant grows best in fertile, evenly moist soil.

Zones 6-9.

* Evergreen

* White Flowers


Heavenly Bamboo Firehouse Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
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Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Nandina domestica nana 'Firehouse'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 18-24 inches
Mature Spread 12-18 inches
Soil Type Moist, normal
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White