heavenly bamboo Berberidaceae Nandina domestica
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.