‘Firepower’ Heavenly Bamboo

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Nandina domestica ‘Firepower’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6a to 9b
‘Firepower’ heavenly bamboo is a dense, low-growing, mounding evergreen shrub. Lime green new foliage ages to medium green with tints of reddish purple before turning fluorescent red in the fall. This one works great for foundation and mass plantings.
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Growth Size:   Low Plant - 1 to 2 feet tall, 2 to 2 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Mounding - Dwarf
Features:   Easy To Grow, Fall Foliage Color, Year Round Color and Interest
Heat Tolerant, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant
Garden Ideas:   
Contemporary, Asian-Zen, Coastal-Salt Marsh
Flower features:    
Tiny, held in loose clusters that bloom in spring
Fruit & seed features:    Red berries that will ripen in fall through winter
Foliage type and color:    Evergreen, Variegated
Landscape Uses:    Foundation, Grouping, Coastal Exposure, Erosion Control, Pond’s edge (on higher, drier ground)
Accent, Container, Mass Planting
‘Firepower’ Heavenly Bamboo is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Low Plant - 1 to 2 feet tall, 2 to 2 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Medium
Spacing:   2-3 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering:   Moderate
Soil Types:   Adaptable to pH   Average   Adapted to most soil types
General Plant Care:    Care for your shrubs includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem or trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Once in spring with a slow-release fertilizer recommended for this plant (shrub, tree) at a rate according to package directions.
General Pruning suggestions:    Summer-flowering shrubs and small trees bloom on new growth (also known as 'new wood') in spring. These plants should be pruned while dormant in the winter time. This will encourage a flush of new growth in spring. This new growth will in turn bear more flowers in summer time.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6a to 9b

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