Nandina border

Looking for a hardy foliage plant for borders? Meet our Nandinas!


Nandina, sometimes called Sacred Bamboo or Heavenly Bamboo, is a beautiful east Asian shrub which suits all kinds of gardens very well.

Plants have beautiful leaf colouration even in shade, and in winter when little else is going on outside. You can add year-round colour and interest to your garden, with little effort.


They’re super-tough in heat and low temperatures, and resistant to deer and rabbits.


Compact and low-growing, Nandinas need no pruning. Unclipped, they produce white flowers and red berries loved by birds. And if you want a more formal look, they clip to a neat hedge or border.

Here’s our favourites:

Nandina Blush


Deep red-maroon new growth spring to autumn, dark green mature leaves, red-purple in winter. Compact, 60-70cm around. Very low maintenance, will not self-seed. 




Nandina Obsession


Vibrant red-maroon-plum new leaves all year, green mature leaves turn red in summer. 70x70cm compact shrub. Good substitute for a Japanese acer in warm dry sites.




Nandina Domestica Nana


Variable colour from gold to red, lime green, and maroon. Hot dry locations produce brighter colour. ‘Nana’ means dwarf in Latin. Tenacious shrub to 80cm. The most widely-grown Nandina, and great value.




Nandina Moonbay


Lime green to golden apricot foliage, red new growth in winter. Colour may be brighter in cooler locations. One of the taller Nandinas, to 1m in a good location. Ideal for topiary and neat hedging. 




Nandina Flirt


Brilliant red new growth maturing to deep green as the foliage matures. Low growing variety with a spreading habit to 40cm. Ideal easy-care border plant.