This beautifully elegant small evergreen shrub is native to India, China, Japan and the Himalayas. In China Nandina was often planted beside temples, a fact which reflects in its name ‘Sacred’. The word Nandina comes from the Japanese word ‘nanten’ which means problem solving.
Nandina has white panicles of wonderful, starry white flowers which are borne above the soft foliage. This is followed by sensational autumnal crimson coloured foliage and bright red berries.
Nandina is not invasive like normal bamboos, and likes to be planted in a sunny spot but can tolerate partial shade. It will grow really well in a pot or can make a lovely addition to a flower border. Nandina is also evergreen so if you combine this with its beautiful flowers, bright berries and eye catching autumn foliage it is a must have plant for any garden.