Nandina domestica Thunb., Nov. Gen. Pl. 1: 14 14 1781. (Syn: Nandina domestica var. linearifolia C.Y. Wu);
Heavenly bamboo, Nandina, Sacred bamboo, Southern Heavenly bamboo;


Plant for ID 30Jun 2011 SMP1: A garden plant from Mountainview California for ID.
A shrub. Height 3-4 feet
Compound leaves. Trifoliate at apex.
A large compound inflorescence 15-30 cm. Flower size 1 cm or small.
Fruits red.

Nandina domestica, the sacred bamboo or heavenly bamboo

I had no clue about searching for this plant. Thanks a lot. I appreciate your vast expanse of knowledge.
by the way. I read some interesting things about the plant on Wikipedia page.
Nandina domestica
…Family Berberidaceae :: It is a monotypic genus, with this species as its only member.
…Native to eastern Asia from East Himalaya to Japan.
…It is poisonous.
…despite the common name it is not Bamboo.
…it has multiple unbranched stems arising from roots.
…the leaves bi-tri pinnately compound.

Its a very common houseplant, any nursery will have it with a name tag…
growing conditions and watering info etc… even a discount house like  Walmart carries it..Grows profusely in the lower warmer states as hedge, boundary marker etc and provides color both with green and then red-brown leaves and reddish – or even orange berries…
in California and Florida, the berries are profuse,  little birds like tits and house sparrows hide in them and eat the berries.. ANOTHER very nice use of Nandina is: it lends itself to BONSAI culture…. I am enjoying your California plants pics … will you get a chance to photograph street trees? and if in SF itself there is  a flock of “wild” parrots overlooking the Presidio, exact location , locals can perhaps tell yo…
The streets of SF and neighboring towns are a treasure trove of Botanical wonders..

I had uploaded this last year from Srinagar, Kashmir
It is very commonly grown in California


Common Bush for ID- California – 191113 – RK -1 : Attachments (2).  6 posts by 3 authors.
Attractive bush found v. commonly along trails. Los Altos, California 06/06/13 evening. Would appreciate Common & Bot. ID.

Nandina domestica
The sacred bamboo or heavenly bamboo.
…Family Berberidaceae :: It is a monotypic genus , with this species as its only member.
…Native to eastern Asia from East Himalaya to Japan.
…It is poisonous.
…despite the common name it is not Bamboo.
…it has multiple unbranched stems arising from roots.
…the leaves bi-tri pinnately compound.

Yes common in California


Ornamental Bush For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 220114 : AK-12 : Attachments (2).  8 posts by 5 authors.

Seen this cultivated bush in Lalbagh on 24/11/14.

No flowers when the picture was taken.

Leaves resembled that of Jasmine, Chameli. But the stems were reddish in color.

Can be Nandina domestica..

Yes Nandina domestica. Commonly known as heavenly bamboo. Very common in California bay area.

I have earlier posted the plant flowering and fruiting from California. ID ed by …

Yes Nandina domestica

This shrub is frequently planted in gardens

present pics are recorded from Pelling in Sikkim.. please validate the id as i hope this is Nandina domestica..

It does not bloom in Delhi.

yes, … did you take pictures of the whole plant or its grouping? and fruits?  they are green, turning red
loved by birds in snowy climes.

the flower spike is longer than what I have seen.

grows on most continents

also makes great potted plant, hedge or even bonsai.. I used to have one.

died of neglect during long trips

Thanks …  I have seen this earlier at some places, but as … have pointed out,  this is first time for me too to see this in flowers..
I do not have habit pics of the bush from that place …


BND 38 5/11/14 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Please ID this small shrub with white flowers. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Nov 2011.

Nandina domestica..


Hazuribagh garden in Srinagar– June’10?; Nandina domestica from Kashmir – efloraofindia | Google Groups

SK533 02 JUN-2017:ID : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6)
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal 
Date: 31 May 2017
Altitude: 4400 ft.

I guess it is Japanese plant.

Some polygonaceae member? 

This seems to be Nandina domestica…!!

Nandina domestica Thunb. Thank you …

Fruiting image 28 june 2020!

2 images- 6 mb each.
SK376 13FEB-2017:ID : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Location: Shanghai , China
Altitude: 100-200 ft.
Date: 29 October 2014

I hope Nandina domestica


Nandina domestica Thunb.: 10 very high res. images.
Location: Kathmandu, Central Nepal
Altitude: 1400 m.
Date : 19 June 2021
Habitat : Cultivated

SK385 18FEB-2017:ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Location: Shanghai , China
Altitude: 100-200 ft.
Date: 29 October 2014.


 Nandina domestica Thunb.