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Old 03-22-2014, 08:19 PM
 
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Heavenly Bamboo is not related to bamboo. It is related to evergreen.
In Texas it is considered invasive.
Why do I see it for sale at nurseries-or am I seeing other species?
If Heavenly Bamboo nandia is listed as invasive, are there any incentives to get rid of it by the city?
Thank you
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:29 PM
 
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Nandina is not invasive, traditional bamboo is.

There are many varieties of nandina available, ranging in height and width. They are evergreen and drought tolerant, hence, a very good adapted choice for this area.
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:46 PM
 
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Sorry, but if you look up Heavenly Bamboo, In Texas it is considered invasive.
You need some education regarding the plant.

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Old 03-22-2014, 09:51 PM
 
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Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo) - Fine Gardening Plant Guide
http://www.city-data.com/forum/san-a...ly-bamboo.aspx
Botanical Name: Nandina domestica nan-DEE-nah dom-ESS-ti-kah ... Noteworthy characteristics: Invasive in Texas. Care: Grow as a specimen plant, against a ...

Warning: Nandina domestica is considered an invasive species. According to Texas Invasives, a partnership of state and federal agencies, “Nandina has naturalized and invaded habitats. It colonizes by spreading underground root sprouts and by animal-dispersed seeds. It can persist as a seedling for several years before maturing. It can displace native species and disrupt plant communities. Berries can be toxic to cats and some grazing animals.”

Maybe this will give you a start on how invasive nandia is, pore...
Bamboo is not relevant to this thread, I am asking about 'Heavenly Bamboo', which has no association to bamboo....
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:09 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Not sure how invasive it is. I have it in my backyard. Looks great and no complaints. Of course you cannot grow it wild, but occasionally prune and keep under control.
Nurseries are selling it to cultivate in backyards and gardens - not let it spread wild, unattended.
It has beautiful reddish leaves, flowers attract butterflies, and birds love the seeds!
It's pretty common in Houston and Corpus Christi.

According to Horticulture,Texas Cooperative Extension, The Texas A&M University System, College Station, Texas - is not.
But maybe they don't know it, yet
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:22 PM
 
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I've got Nandina in my backyard and its a yearly chore to keep it from spreading. I just clip the branches at ground level with a pruner.
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:24 AM
 
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Nandina has been named a Super Star plant and is highly recommended for the San Antonio area. It's very attractive yet heat and drought tolerant. That's why all the local nurseries stock it. You can find all kinds of funky stuff on the web, best choice is to stick with Texas A&M and the Texas AG extension for plant recommendations.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:35 AM
 
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I've had Nandinas in my yard since the 1980s. They have a "clumping" nature which becomes apparent over a period of years, but invasive? Hardly.

When I was growing up, we had a neighbor who planted traditional bamboo in his back yard. Now, that is an invasive plant.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:09 AM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Sorry, but if you look up Heavenly Bamboo, In Texas it is considered invasive.
You need some education regarding the plant.

Wow, kinda rude.

I have compact nandina in my front yard. It's fantastic and in no way is it invasive.

They're referring to plants in the wild. I would strongly suspect that nandina found in nurseries are a variety of different cultivars that are bred for home landscaping.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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Sorry, but if you look up Heavenly Bamboo, In Texas it is considered invasive.
You need some education regarding the plant.
My education comes from the plants in my yard. NOT invasive. I thought you were asking for opinions?
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