Twilight Sacred Bamboo – Nandina Domestica Twilight


The Twilight cultivar of Sacred Bamboo, scientifically known as Nandina domestica ‘Twilight,’ is a captivating and unique variety of this versatile evergreen shrub. It offers distinct characteristics that set it apart from the standard Nandina domestica and can greatly enhance a landscape design.


The Twilight cultivar of Sacred Bamboo, scientifically known as Nandina domestica ‘Twilight,’ is a captivating and unique variety of this versatile evergreen shrub. It offers distinct characteristics that set it apart from the standard Nandina domestica and can greatly enhance a landscape design.

Important Features of Nandina domestica ‘Twilight’:

Color: Twilight Nandina is celebrated for its mesmerizing foliage colors, which change dramatically throughout the year. In spring and summer, its leaves exhibit a fresh, lush green hue, creating a serene backdrop in your garden. However, as the weather cools in fall and winter, the foliage undergoes a remarkable transformation, turning various shades of red, purple, and burgundy, creating a dynamic and striking display of autumn and winter colors. This evolving color palette adds a captivating dimension to your landscape.

Style: Like other Nandina varieties, Twilight maintains the graceful and elegant appearance with slender, upright stems and delicate pinnate leaves. Its growth habit is compact and slightly cascading, forming dense clumps of colorful foliage. This compact, slightly weeping form makes it a versatile choice for various landscape applications, including borders, containers, or as an eye-catching accent plant.

Growth Rate: Twilight Nandina exhibits a moderate growth rate, similar to the standard Nandina domestica. It typically reaches a mature height and width of approximately 3 to 4 feet, making it easy to manage and shape according to your design preferences.

Overall Height: This cultivar’s overall height is generally in the range of 3 to 4 feet, making it a relatively compact and manageable shrub. Its modest size allows for flexible placement in smaller garden spaces or as a striking focal point in mixed plantings.

Benefits in Landscape Design:

Ever-Changing Foliage: The most remarkable feature of Twilight Nandina is its ever-changing foliage colors. From the lush green of spring and summer to the vibrant reds, purples, and burgundies of fall and winter, this shrub offers year-round visual interest and ensures that your landscape remains captivating throughout the seasons.

Compact Size and Graceful Form: The compact, slightly weeping growth habit of Twilight Nandina makes it a versatile choice for various landscape designs. Whether used as a border plant, in containers, or as a focal point, its graceful and elegant form adds sophistication to your garden.

Low Maintenance: Similar to other Nandina varieties, Twilight Nandina is relatively low-maintenance, requiring minimal care and pruning. This makes it an excellent choice for homeowners and landscapers who desire both beauty and ease of maintenance in their outdoor spaces.

Seasonal Drama: The dramatic color changes of Twilight Nandina during the colder months make it stand out in winter landscapes. Its rich and vibrant winter colors are particularly striking and add a touch of drama to your garden when other plants may be dormant.

In summary, the Twilight cultivar of Sacred Bamboo (Nandina domestica ‘Twilight’) offers a unique combination of ever-changing foliage colors, compact growth, and year-round interest. Its exceptional features make it a valuable addition to landscape designs where you want to infuse dynamic colors and elegance into your garden. While it shares some characteristics with the standard Nandina domestica, its distinctive seasonal foliage sets it apart, making it an outstanding choice for creating visually stunning and vibrant landscape designs.


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Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root


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Stem Girth

4-6cm, 6-8cm, 8-10cm, 10-12cm, 12-14cm, 14-16cm, 16-18cm, 18-20cm, 20-22cm, 22-24cm, 24-26cm, 26-28cm, 28-30cm, 30-35cm, 35-40cm, 40-45cm, 45-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, N/A, 20-25cm, 25-30cm

Foliage Type



Not Native

Water Requirement

Moderate Watering

Growth Height

Small Growing

Growth Speed

Slow Growing

Costal Growing










Colourful Foliage?


Hard Wood Cutbacks?




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