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Sacred Bamboo

Scientific Name

Nandina domestica Thunb. (ITIS)

Common Name

Sacred bamboo, nandina, heavenly bamboo

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)

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Sacred bamboo, fruit


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Selected Resources

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  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Nandina domestica. [Accessed Sep 22, 2023].

  • 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).