Common Name: heavenly bamboo
Origin/Ecology: Native to China and Japan.
Habit: Clustering shrub to about 1.5 m tall. Becomes leggy or top heavy but can be cut to to the ground.
Leaves: Bi- and tri-pinnately compound evergreen leaves with clasping petioles (the leaflets of varying sizes, mostly ovate-lanceolate and leathery).
Leaf Arrangement: alternate
Flowers and Fruit: Terminal paniculate inflorescences and bright red, berry-like drupes.
Water Use, Soil: Requires well-drained soil.
Exposure: Protected, sunny location.
Landscape Uses: Grown in containers in warmer climates. Ornamental, group or massing, shrub borders, woodland gardens, foundations, informal hedges.
Limitations: May develop chlorosis in alkaline soils.