Nandina

The drab landscape is spotted with bright color thanks to pretty, red-berried Nandina.

nandinaNo maintenance, deer resistance, and drought tolerance allow Nandina to thrive in Georgia. Growing well in the normally dense shade of the front woods, winter sun caught this one showing off small, red berry bunches and multicolored leaves. Commonly and misleadingly called “heavenly bamboo”, it’s not a bamboo. The only member of it’s own genus, Nandina, the plant is toxic to some animals. While “generally classified as non-toxic to humans”, care should be taken to keep them away from high traffic areas where pets or children could ingest them.