Nandina (Nandina domestica)

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Nandina (Nandina domestica) leaves

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.

Nandina (Nandina domestica) fruits

The bright red berries appear in fall and last throughout the winter.

Chapel Hill, NC 1/3/04.

Nandina (Nandina domestica) fruits

Chapel Hill, NC 4/5/09.

More information:
Exotic Pest Plants of Southeastern Forests
Poisonous Plants of North Carolina
University of Florida, Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants


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