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Harbour Dwarf Nandina
Harbour Dwarf Nandina is one of, if not the lowest growing varieties of bamboo nandina, sometimes called heavenly bamboo. More details below

Harbour Dwarf Nandina

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Harbour Dwarf Nandina
Nandina domestica  'Harbour Dwarf'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-11  Find Your Zone 

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a, where this Nandina is not winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.

Special Attributes

Harbour Dwarf Nandina is one of, if not the lowest growing varieties of bamboo nandina, sometimes called heavenly bamboo. A true dwarf, it grows to about 18 inches in height and spreads to form a patch about 2 feet wide. Panicles of white, star-shaped flowers rise above the mounds of foliage in late spring or early summer, which are followed by clusters of bright red berries the birds will love. The soft-textured, bamboo-like, deep green foliage turns to shades of maroon, burgundy, red and a touch of orange during the cool season, adding color and interest in the winter landscape.

Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing naturally to 1.5 feet tall and 1.5-2 feet wide, it's mounding form and beautiful foliage make Harbour Dwarf Nandina an excellent choice for stunning groupings or mass plantings in sunny to partially shaded landscape borders and home foundation plantings. Also ideal for use to line walkways and paths. Makes a fine centerpiece or accent in container gardens. A fine addition to pink-theme color gardens and rock and Xeriscape gardens (low water needs).

Spacing:  18" for solid hedge or mass plantings;  3' or more for space between plants

Cultural Preferences

Harbour Dwarf Nandina is exceptionally easy to grow in most any average, moist but well drained soils and full sun to part shade. Plants are exceptionally drought tolerant when established. As with so many other shrubs, constantly wet or soggy can cause root rot and other plant diseases. Exceptionally low maintenance requiring little if any pruning. Its low water needs makes it highly suitable for Xeriscape gardening.

Helpful Articles

Click on the link below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for Nandina.

Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-11  Find Your Zone 
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Shrub or Groundcover
Height at Maturity:  18'
Width at Maturity:  18-24"
Growth Habit / Form:  Dense, Low-Growing, Trailing/Spreading
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  White
Flower Size:  Small, .5"
Flowering Period:  Late Spring, Early Summer
Flower Type:  Star Shape
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Blue Green. Burgundy Red and Orange in Winter
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  Yes
Berry Color:  Red
Sun Needs:  Full to Mostly Sun. Shade or Mostly Shade, All Day Filtered Sun, Morning Sun With Afternoon Shade. Morning Shade with Afternoon Sun
Water Needs:  Very Low when established
Soil Type:  Clay (Amended), Loam, Sandy, Silty
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist to Dry
Soil pH:  6.0 - 7.5 (Slightly Acid to Slightly Alkaline)
Maintenance / Care:  Very Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat, Insect

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