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Nandina domestica 'Alba'

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
White berry nandina
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Large clusters of cream-colored berries.

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. 

Height:
4-6 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, bi- to tri-pinnately compound leaves; green foliage lacks red tinge of other nandinas; yellow-green in winter
Flower:
White flowers in spring; cream-white to creamy yellow berries
Zones:
6 to 9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright, multi-stemmed shrub
Tags:
deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1677

Nandina domestica 'Alba' Nandina domestica 'Alba'
Photo by Barbara Goodman