Nandina domestica ‘Filamentosa’ (San Gabriel) Nandina

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The Nandina species is from China and Japan. It is in the Barberry family even though it is called Heavenly Bamboo and grows in clumps with a bamboo like habit. Filamentosa is a Nandina that has a unique mounding habit with very lacy, deeply cut leaves. The foliage is a bright green color in the spring and will turn a red/purple color in the fall and winter. This Nandina is a dwarf and will grow 3-4 feet tall and 2-3 feet in width. Nandina domestica ‘Filamentosa’ is a very unusual plant and one that can be used as a specimen plant or conversation plant. It is well adapted to rock garden landscaping, around reflecting pools, and in mass plantings.

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