• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Nandina domestica 'Fire Power'

Heavenly bamboo 'Fire Power'

Heavenly bamboo 'Fire Power'

© � RHS 2002

  • Other common names Heavenly bamboo 'Fire Power'

  • Synonyms Nandina 'Firepower'

  • Genus Nandina are erect, evergreen shrubs with pinnate to 3-pinnate leaves composed of lance-shaped leaflets which colour well in autumn, and panicles of small, star-shaped white flowers, followed by bright red fruits

  • Family Berberidaceae / Berberidaceae

  • Species 'Fire Power' is a compact, upright evergreen shrub with compound leaves which are yellowish-green in summer, becoming orange and red in autumn and winter. Flowers small, white, in conical panicles in summer

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect East-facing or South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in a moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny position

Propagation Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Drought Resistant Low Maintenance Banks and Slopes

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 9

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases A virus may be a problem

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