wrote about this plant back in 2011 winter. it was its fruit season then as well as its red-leaves season. now, early summer, is sacred bamboo’s flower season. it has white bloom arranged on long arching panicles with yellow anthers.
sacred bamboo is widely used in landscaping. but it is native to china and japan. despite the common name, it is not a bamboo. it is an evergreen shrub.
the flowers seem to be of less star power compare to its flaming fruits and pretty leaves. even though the plant is highly recognized with its pink-colour leaves, don’t forget the beauty when they are green. it has distinctive compound leaves held on multiple non branching stems. the leaflets are in neat and tidy lance shape.
南天竺 sacred bamboo (nandina domestica) – kingdom: plantae | division: magnoliophyta | class: magnoliopsida | order: 毛茛目 ranunculales | family: 小檗科 berberidaceae | genus: 南天竹屬 nandina | 種 species: 南天竹 n. domestica wiki
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