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Sacred Bamboo

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Sacred bamboo -
Scientific Name:
Nandina domestica Thunb. (ITIS)
Common Name:
Sacred bamboo, nandina, heavenly bamboo
Sacred bamboo, fruit - Photo by James H. Miller; USDA, Forest Service
Native To:
Asia (Stone 2009)
Date of U.S. Introduction:
Early 1800s (Stone 2009)
Means of Introduction:
Introduced as an ornamental (Stone 2009)
May displace native species (Stone 2009)

Distribution/Maps/Survey Status



Selected Resources

The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. Or, to display all related content view all resources for Sacred Bamboo.


University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Texas State University System. Texas Invasive Species Institute.

Federal Government

USDA. FS. Rocky Mountain Research Station. Fire Sciences Laboratory.
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.
USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program. GRIN-Global.

State and Local Government

Missouri Department of Conservation.
See also: Problem Plant Control (scroll to Invasive Plants section) for more information to help you identify and control most common invasive plants in Missouri

Alabama Forestry Commission.


University of Florida. IFAS. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.


  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Nandina domestica. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].
  • Stone, K.R. 2009. Nandina domestica. In: Fire Effects Information System. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer).