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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.  The information on this webpage is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of it as it grows in the nursery in containers, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it growing. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Nandina domestica 'Gulf Stream'.