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common name: Heavenly bamboo, Sacred bamboo
shrub, evergreen, semi-evergreen
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
main season: All Year
full sun, part shade
moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Evergreen or semi-evergreen, elegant upright shrub. Narrow dark green leaflets are purplish-red when young and can take on a similar colour in autumn and winter. Small star shaped white flowers in summer followed by red fruit, when grown in warm locations.
Any well drained soil in a sheltered position and best in full sun.
From seed or cuttings.
From China and Japan.
Despite its common name, it is not related to bamboos, but is a shrub in the Berberis family.
pronounced: nan-DEE-nuh doh-MESS-tik-uh