Nandina domestica 'Filamentosa'

Thread Leaf Heavenly Bamboo

Evergreen Shrub

This unusual heavenly bamboo is a bit slow to get started, but is interesting and fun to grow. Best when paired with bolder foliage so that its finely cut foliage is shown to best advantage.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Average, Low


Size: 18 - 30 tall x 18 - 30 wide
Shape / Form: Rounded
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Dwarf / Compact Plant, Attractive Foliage, Fall Color, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Bronze / Copper, Burgundy / Maroon, Mutli-color, Red
Leaf Shape: Dissected

Flower Color: Ivory / Cream
Bloom Season: Summer

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Container, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Plant Behavior: Slow Growing

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos