Sanctuary Garden Front Walk to Door
Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo
Silk Tree, Mimosa Tree
Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo

Common name:Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo
Botanical name:Nandina domestica

Nandina domestica is a graceful upright shrub that grows from 3'-6' in height. It gets its name from its bamboo-like growth habit. When thinned from the center it bears a remarkable resemblance to bamboo. It is best used in groups. It can be used in a shaded patio or out in a shrub border with full sun. An interesting feature of Heavenly Bamboo is the bronze color in the new growth when planted in full sun. It also bears clusters of white flowers in the spring.

Silk Tree, Mimosa Tree

Common name:Silk Tree, Mimosa Tree
Botanical name:Albizia julibrissin

This is a very graceful tree with a unique flat top which creates an interesting canopy effect. The light sensitive leaves close at night. It has delightful fluffy pink summer flowers and fern like leaves. It is a fast grower to 40' when given adequate water. It enjoys high summer heat. It is especially interesting when viewed from above so works well on down slopes.

Ground cover between stepping stones makes the walkway permeable for rainwater and irrigation.

Designer: Jeff Gamboni

Sanctuary Garden Front Walk to Door

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Physical weed control, including mulching, or hand removal protects the watershed from harmful chemicals.

Water Saving Tip:

Check your irrigation controller once a month, and adjust as necessary.

Most plants require only one-third as much water in winter as they do in summer.

Integrated Pest Management:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.