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Nandina domestica

Nandina domestica (Sacred Bamboo)

Common Name

Sacred Bamboo


Any moist well drained soil


Sheltered sunny spot



Action and Timing

Evergreen to semi evergreen shrub with bamboo like habit. Long erect branches are red or purple when young in winter, white flowers borne in large terminal panicles during summer, these are followed by spherical long lasting red fruits.

Nursery Notes

Easy and interesting plant, though best given some shelter or hard weather will strip the leaves down. Propagate by semi-ripe sumer cuttings or grow from seed for it is fairly stable genetically.


A good unusual shrub to add a touch of the orient and mystery to your garden. Native to the valleys of India, China, and Japan it was introduced into these islands in 1804, there are some shorter named varieties but the standard Nandina domestica is as goo as any.

This plant was added to the database on 21st December, 2009.

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