heavenly bamboo Berberidaceae Nandina
|Leaf: Alternate, evergreen, tri-pinnately compound, leaflets ovate 1 to 2 inches long, entire leaf 10 to 20 inches long, initially reddish bronze when opening in the spring, later turning green and then reddish in the fall.
Flower: White, occurring in 10 to 15 inch upright clusters, anthers yellow, appearing in summer.
Fruit: Red, round, 1/3 inch across, in large spike-like clusters; ripen in late summer and persistent through the next year.
Twig: Moderate, reddish, unbranched, yellow inner bark.
Bark: Brown, splitting into shallow ridges and furrows.
Form: A large many stemmed shrub that forms a round crown, reaches up to 6 feet in height.
| Additional Range Information:
Nandina domestica is planted in the USDA
hardiness zones shown above and may seed
into the landscape. See
states reporting heavenly bamboo.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson