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What is a Nandina bush?

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A Nandina bush is a durable evergreen shrub. It is also known as heavenly bamboo because the leaves and stems are similar. The width is under five feet, and the height is less than seven feet.

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The Nandina shrub has pale green leaves that develop a red tinge in winter. In late spring, it bears whitish pink flowers that eventually develop into red shiny berries. The plants fruit best in clusters, and the fruit stays on it during the winter. They are slow growing and used as a landscape plant to enhance borders and foundations. It is not used in gardens in the Southeast United States because there Nandina is regarded as an invasive plant.

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