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Heavenly Bamboo is an evergreen or semi-evergreen woody shrub often used in landscaping. Once established, Nandina is one of the toughest and most adaptable of plants to a variety of conditions. The most outstanding characteristic of this plant is the attractive, lacy foliage, which resembles bamboo leaves.
Nandina Plants grow anywhere from 5 to 8 feet tall and can be grown in partial shade, but the foliage colors will be much more intense if it is grown in full sun. This plant prefers reasonably moist rich acidic soil with a pH range of 3.7 to 6.4, but can survive in mild drought conditions once it is established.
How to Plant the Heavenly Bamboo: Select a location that is protected from harsh winds. Dig a hole to the depth of the root ball, and three to five times the diameter of the ball. Gently remove the plant from its container and place in the hole. Fill the hole with about one-third of the soil that you dug to make the hole and gently pack around the root ball.
Continue to fill the rest of the hole, while adding water to remove air pockets. Pack the top soil firmly with your hands and place a 3 inch to 4 inch layer of mulch around the base of the plant to help to retain moisture and keep down weeds.