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Aobo Threadleaf Nandina*

Nandina domestica 'Aobo'

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Aobo Threadleaf Nandina (Nandina domestica 'Aobo') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Aobo Threadleaf Nandina foliage

Aobo Threadleaf Nandina foliage

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Other Names:  Heavenly Bamboo

Description:

Possibly the most bizarre plant you'll see, this selection features unbelievably fine thread-like leaves that make the plant almost invisible if not wispy, a magnificent textural addition to the collector's garden; easy to grow, too

Ornamental Features

Aobo Threadleaf Nandina has attractive bluish-green foliage. The tiny threadlike bipinnately compound leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding coppery-bronze in the fall. It has masses of beautiful panicles of white flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to early summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The brick red stems are very effective and add winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Aobo Threadleaf Nandina is an open multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Suckering

Aobo Threadleaf Nandina is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Aobo Threadleaf Nandina will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Aobo Threadleaf Nandina makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features