Plantae>Magnoliophyta>Magnoliopsida>Ranunculales>Berberidaceae>Nandina domestica Thunb.
A multiple-stemmed medium-sized shrub with very large ternately compound evergreen leaves.
Native to Japan, China, and India, this popular ornamental frequently escapes. Sometimes called Heavenly-Bamboo or Sacred-Bamboo, though not related to bamboo.
The bright red berries appear in fall and last throughout the winter.
Chapel Hill, NC 1/3/04.
Chapel Hill, NC 4/5/09.
Exotic Pest Plants of Southeastern Forests
Poisonous Plants of North Carolina
University of Florida, Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants
All photographs and text ©2009 by Will Cook unless otherwise indicated.