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Shrubs with color in both autumn and winter are worth their weight in gold - or should that be green? Nandina, also called heavenly bamboo, is an easy-to-care-for ornamental shrub that has a spreading form with bamboo-like stalks and delicate, ferny foliage in shades of green and red. This NEW 'lemon-lime' variety is the first Nanina with a bright chartreuse foliage. This compact shrub will brighten any corner with its limey-chartreuse color in spring that turns a grassy green once the summer heat sets in. In winter, lemon lime fades to a yellow-green.

Nandina can be used in virtually any part of the landscape. The plant grows 3 to 4 feet tall and wide and has a dense, full look. Plant in full or part sun for superb foliage color. Nandina will grow in a shady part of the garden, although, leaf color will not be as vibrant. This plant has just about everything a homeowner could ask for and is sure to be the highlight of any landscape or garden!