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botanical name:
Nandina domestica
Nandina domestica © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Heavenly bamboo, Sacred bamboo
family:  Berberidaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, semi-evergreen
height: 2.40m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
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.

cultivation:
Any well drained soil in a sheltered position and best in full sun.

propagation:
From seed or cuttings.

other notes:
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

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