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

Information about Nandina domestica 'Gulf Stream' displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.