Nandina domestica ‘Flirt™’
Heavenly bamboo, Sacred bamboo
Slow to moderate growth to 6–8 ft. tall and 3–4 ft. wide. Old clumps may be wider than tall because of slow, steady spread by suckers.
Leaves are divided into many 1–2-in. leaflets shaped like pointed ovals. Foliage emerges pinkish and bronzy red, then turns to soft light green; takes on purple and bronze tints in fall and often turns fiery crimson in winter, especially in a sunny location and with some frost.
Pinkish white or creamy white blossoms in loose, erect, 6–12-in. clusters bloom at branch ends in late spring or early summer. A good filler in bouquets.
If plants are grouped, shiny red berries follow the flowers; isolated plants seldom fruit heavily.
Stunning, deep red, new growth from spring until fall accentuates the evergreen leaves of this nandina. ‘Flirt™’ holds its superior red color through the summer, unlike similar varieties. Space 2 ft. apart for a groundcover or low hedge. Perfect in mixed beds and containers. From the Sunset Western Garden Collection.
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