Bamboo, Firepower


Description: Firepower Bamboo is often chosen for its excellent red fall color. In fact, compared to other cultivars of nandina, it has some of the most dramatic coloring in the fall. This compact variety has leaves that hold a brilliant red color all winter long too. This compact mounding form has bright green spring foliage and grows to about 30 inches in height. The airy compound leaves are a deep crimson when young and again in fall and winter, often with bright red and orange highlights. Large frothy clusters of tiny white flowers appear at the branch tips in late spring and summer; red fruit follow. For best results, plant in full sun

Common Name: Firepower Bamboo

Scientific Name: Nandina domestica 'Firepower'

Type: Perennial, Shrub

Exposure: Full Sun

Size: 1 - 2' height, 2 - 3' spread

Bloom Color: White (tiny)

Bloom Period: Spring & Summer

Foliage Color: Multi-colored

Landscape Use: Background, Entryway, Focal Point Specimen, Foundation, Garden Pond, Hedges, Landscape, Mass Planting, Areas, Shrub, Small Groups, Woodland Border

Soil: Well-Drained

Growth Rate: Moderate

Zone: 5 - 11

Companion Plants: Crimson Pygmy Barberry, Dwarf Burning Bush, Compact Holly, Carissa Holly, Mock Orange


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