- Description: Nandina domestica. Nandina domestica is native to eastern Asia. Although it is also called "Heavenly bamboo" and "Sacred bamboo," it is not a type of bamboo, but a shrub. It usually grows to be 2 meters tall and its leaves turn from bright pink to red and then to green as it ages. It produces white flowers that grow in clusters and bright red berries for fruit. These berries and all other parts of the plant are poisonous. Although this shrub is used as an ornamental plant, it can also be invasive. In fact, it is called "Hitler bamboo" in the Southeastern United States, because it is so invasive.
- Keywords: plant, nandina, domestica, shrub, Maclay Gardens
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- Source: Florida Center for Instructional Technology, Exploring Florida: Social Studies Resources
for Students and Teachers (Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, 2009)
- Date of Photo: 4/1/2007
- Photographer: Roy Winkelman