Nandina Domestica - Heavenly Bamboo
Nandina Domestica is a native to eastern Asia from the Himalayas to Japan.
Despite the common name, it is not a bamboo but an erect evergreen shrub with numerous, usually unbranched stems growing from ground level, with glossy leaves.
The young leaves in spring are brightly coloured pink to red before turning green, old leaves turn red or purple again before falling.
The flowers are white, borne in early summer in conical clusters held well above the foliage.
All parts of the plant are poisonous, though generally considered non-toxic to humans, however, the berries are considered toxic to cats and grazing animals.
Grows to a height of up to 2 m with a spread of 1.5 m.
Fully hardy to -15°C and under.