Nandina domestica


Nov. Gen. Pl. 1: 14. 1781.

Common names: Heavenly-bamboo
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Stems erect. Wood and pith bright yellow. Leaves frequently reddish tinged, 5-10 dm; petioles basally enlarged and clasping. Leaflets 9-81, nearly sessile, leaflet blades 4-11 1.5-3 cm, base cuneate, apex acuminate. Inflorescences with hundreds of flowers, 1-2 dm. Flowers fragrant, pedicellate; perianth segments imbricate, weakly 2-4-seriate. Berries 6-9 mm. Seeds mostly 2. 2n = 20.

Phenology: Flowering spring–summer (May-early Jul); fruiting summer–fall (Sep–Dec).
Habitat: Old home sites, woodlands, mesic flood plains, hammocks
Elevation: 0-600 m


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Introduced; Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., La., N.C., S.C., Tex., native, Asia (Japan, China, India).


Nandina domestica is commonly cultivated as an ornamental. China and Japan have been considered the possible sources of cultivated material. In the flora, seedlings are frequent in the vicinity of plantings, and mature plants have been found far from areas of current cultivation in the southeastern United States.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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R. David Whetstone +, T.A. Atkinson +  and Daniel D. Spaulding +
Thunberg +
Heavenly-bamboo +
Ala. +, Ark. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Tex. +, native +, Asia (Japan +, China +  and India). +
0-600 m +
Old home sites, woodlands, mesic flood plains, hammocks +
Flowering spring–summer (May-early Jul) +  and fruiting summer–fall (Sep–Dec). +
Nov. Gen. Pl. +
Illustrated +  and Introduced +
Nandina domestica +
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