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Products > Nandina domestica 'Gulf Stream'
 
Nandina domestica 'Gulf Stream' - Gulf Stream Heavenly Bamboo
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Berberidaceae (Barberries)
Origin: India (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Nandina domestica 'Gulf Stream' (Gulf Stream Heavenly Bamboo) - A beautiful small shrub that differs from its parent, the cultivar Nandina domestica 'Compacta' in its unique ascending growth habit which gives the plant an upward-reaching appearance. The branchlets and foliage are much more dense and compact than the 'Compacta' cultivar which has a more open, descending, willowy appearance. The new variety is dwarf and compact and branches freely from basal and lateral buds giving a full round, erect shape. Moderate to slow growth rate reaching up to 24-30" tall and only 10-14" wide. Perfect for use along walks or used in mass. Discovered at Hines Wholesale Nurseries in Houston, Texas, they held the plant patent number 5,656 issued in February 1986 and which has since expired.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Nandina domestica 'Gulf Stream'.