Nandina domestica 'Gulf Stream'

Compact Heavenly Bamboo

Evergreen Shrub

This compact variety of heavenly bamboo is a sturdy and dependable shrub that provides year-round structure and interest to garden beds. It is well-suited to small gardens thanks to its compact habit and makes a nice informal hedge. Also good in containers or as a foliage accent in mixed planting beds.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

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

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Average, Low, Occasional, Regular / Even


Size: 24 - 36 tall x 24 - 36 wide
Shape / Form: Rounded
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Dwarf / Compact Plant, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Attractive Foliage, Fall Color, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest, Attracts Birds, Flexible Culture

Foliage Color: Mutli-color

Fruit Description: Red

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Container, Edging, Erosion Control, Groundcover, Hedges and Screens, Hell Strip, Massed, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Slug / Snail Resistant, Tough / Fool-Proof
Wildlife: Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Slug / Snail 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
Collections: Great Plant Pick

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos