- Common Name(s):
- Heavenly bamboo, Nandina, Scared bamboo
- Alba (cream-colored berries)
- Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Drought tolerant; may develop suckers; reseeds itself readily and occasionally naturalizes. In rare instances it has established dense stands in forest habitats.
Leaves and berries are toxic to livestock and other domestic animals, this plant is particularly resistant to damage by deer.
Berries contain cyanide and when consumed in quantity can be toxic to birds.
- Evergreen shrub; leaves alternate and clasping at base, 2-3-pinnately divided; flowers white in a terminal cluster; fruit bright red berries
- 6-8 ft.
- Alternate, bi- to tri-pinnately compound leaves; 12-24 in. long; metallic bluish green; hues of red-green in winter
- 8-15 in. erect panicle of white flowers in early summer; panicle of 0.3 in. bright red berries fall into winter
- 6 to 9
- Sun to shade; range of soil types but prefers moist, well-drained soil
- Unbranched upright canes; can become leggy unless pruned
- Poison Part:
- Berries, caution.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- No cases reported in humans, but berries are possibly toxic to cats and some grazing animals.
- Toxic Principle:
- CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
- Found in:
- Weedy in disturbed areas; in landscape, cultivated ornamental woody shrub, persisting after planting and escaping
- 2-3 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1102