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Chinese sacred bamboo

Nandina domestica Thunb.

Family: Berberidaceae

Name justification:
The name of the genus is probably linked to the Hindu god Nandi or Nandin, which means happy. It is commonly found at the entrance of the temples dedicated to this god, usually represented by a lying down-quadruped.
Domestica means typical from the house, from home.

Common name: Chinese sacred bamboo
Description: Shrub
Leaf: Semi-decidious Broad Compound Imparipinnate

Origin and distribution:
It comes from China and Japan.

Location in the garden:
There are only a couple of specimens, surrounding the Oval pond.


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