Dwarf Nandina ‘Firepower’ Shrub

Dwarf Nandina ‘Firepower’ Shrub

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  • Colorful foliage all year long

  • Low maintenance care

  • Great for containers

Regular price $64.95

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  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

Colorful Foliage & Easy Care Make This Low Growing Shrub a Top Choice!

In need of color? The Dwarf Nandina Firepower shrub adds literal firey color to the landscape during every season!

Truly versatile, the Nandina Firepower plant has shades of lime green and yellow from early spring through summer. In fall when temperatures change, the evergreen foliage will change to its namesake with bright red and crimson shades. The fire nandina will keep its brilliant shades of red colors through winter. This dwarf nandina plant does not produce flowers or fruit but the fall foliage makes up for it.

Nandinas are nicknamed Heavenly Bamboo or Sacred Bamboo and belong in the same genus as bamboo due to their similar leaves and cane like stems.  Plant the fire red Nandina domestica fire power as a single specimen, mass planted as shrub borders or accents, or in containers if you are limited on space. Use the color as a focal point or blend in with other colors in the landscape.


The dwarf Nandina Firepower can thrive in full sun or partial shade. A well drained, partially acidic soil is best to keep this plant thriving but it can adapt to a multitude of soil types. A yearly addition of nandina fertilizer will help the shrub perform its best. You can apply a slow release fertilizer at the base of the plant in early spring to encourage new growth.

Plant Nandina across the United States in the department of agriculture hardiness zones 6-11. Be sure to water the plant well during the first year of planting to help establish a strong root system. After the first year of planting, it will be drought tolerant except during dry spells or hot conditions. A thick 2 inch layer of mulch will help to retain moisture. Heavenly Bamboo is also resistant to most types of pests and disease.

These are a noninvasive variety perfect for any landscape planting! Nandina Fire Power shrubs are great for beginners due to their easy care.

How to Prune Nandina Firepower

The Nandina shrub needs very little to no maintenance. With a compact shape, pruning will only be required to maintain the desired size and shape of your liking.

When to Prune Nandina Firepower

The best time for nandina pruning is in winter while the dwarf plant is dormant. It has an upright growing habit and is smaller than other nandina varieties.

How Big do Firepower Nandina Get?

The Nandina Firepower size is dwarf and compact! It is perfect for small planting sites or keeping in containers. The Nandina Firepower height is up to 2-3 feet tall and wide at full maturity. You can space nandina at least 2 feet apart if planting in groups.

What to Plant with Nandina Firepower

The Nandina bush looks great with other evergreen shrubs like loropetalum or groundcovers like spreading yews. Additionally, flowering perennials like daylilies look nice near it too. Disclaimer: Nandina is toxic to pets if consumed.

Shop Heavenly Bamboo Nandina Domestica for sale. The dramatic, colorful foliage will delight you!

Shipping information

Once your Dwarf Nandina 'Firepower' Shrub order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!


Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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Botanical Name
Nandina domestica 'Firepower'

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Foliage Color

Mature Width
2-3 ft

Mature Height
2-3 ft

Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

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Michael H.

Superb foliage on this gem. Growing beautifully in it's new patio pot.

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