Nandina domestica is an elegant, small evergreen shrub. It has an upright, bamboo-like habit. The leaves are purplish-red in the spring, turning green before turning back to purplish-red in the autumn. Small clusters of white flowers are produced during the summer. These are followed by red berries during the winter. Nandina domestica can be planted in full sun in a sheltered position. With an eventual height and spread of 1-1.5m, it should be planted in a moist, well-drained soil.