This new and distinctive nandina is an upright, compact, dense grower with brilliant red new foliage, and richer color than ordinary nandinas. It is native to Japan, China and India.
It belongs to the Barberry family, it is commonly called heavenly bamboo because its erect, cane-like stems and compound leaves resemble bamboo. Tiny whitish flowers with yellow anthers appear in late spring in loose, erect, terminal clusters. Flowers are followed by sprays of spherical, two-seeded, red berries which persist from fall to spring, providing winter interest.