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Sacred Bamboo

Nandina spp.

Also known as

Nanten, Heavenly Bamboo

Nandina domestica2 by Dalgial (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Sacred Bamboo Overview

A monotypic genus containing one species of erect, evergreen shrub in the Berberidaceae family native to East Asia from the Himalayas to Japan. Known as heavenly bamboo, N. domestica, the sole species, has simple or divided pinnate leaves with good Autumn colour and sprays of white star-shaped flowers sometimes followed by bright red berries. They are popular in Japanese gardens and there are many cultivars available.

Common problems with Sacred Bamboo

How to propagate Sacred Bamboo


You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Other uses of Sacred Bamboo

Grown for their foliage and flowers.


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