Brighten Up Your Winter Garden with Berries
By: Julie Day
Nandina (Nandina sp.)
One of the easiest of all garden shrubs to grow, Nandina is also known as “Heavenly Bamboo” because of its bamboo-like, caned growth habit. Nandina makes a great vase-shaped backdrop peeking up behind smaller shrubs, with lacy foliage and sprays of red berries in fall and winter.
The berries are perfect for holiday cuttings. Nandina is drought-tolerant with dwarf varieties available, including the fall-red foliage of ‘Firepower.’