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An evergreen eastern Asian shrub that resembles bamboo and is cultivated for its foliage, which turns red or bronze in autumn.Also called celestial bamboo
- ‘Outside the dining-room window, a tiered fountain bubbles in a shady entry garden with nandina, butterfly iris, camellias, ferns and hostas.’
- ‘They placed shrubs-roses, azaleas, altheas, forsythia, crepe myrtle, spirea, camellias, nandina, and wild honeysuckle-throughout the yard.’
- ‘Wrap large bundles of nandina berries with florist's tape, add a bow and hang on a door, newel post or mailbox.’
- ‘Use red berries, such as nandina, for a traditional red and green combination.’
- ‘Mix in foliage plants such as dusty miller, ferns, liriope, or dwarf nandina.’
Mid 19th century: modern Latin (genus name), adapted from Japanese nanten.
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