Nandina domestica 'Alba'

White-berried Heavenly Bamboo, Nandina




Family: Berberidaceae

Genus: Nandina

Parent: Nandina domestica

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: 4 to 6' tall and less wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Leaves do not have any red or purple coloration in spring and autumn. Flowers are white, in spring, with white to creamy yellow berries which may discolor in sun.


May be the same as 'Leucocarpa'.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at Piccadilly Farm in May 2007 and potted it up before planting behind the screen porch in summer 2009. It seems more particular than the species, needing more water. It has also become leggy and perhaps would prefer more shade. The foliage is a light green which may indicate lack of nitrogen.

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