Nandina, also commonly known as Heavenly Bamboo or Sacred Bamboo, is a suckering shrub, meaning that the plant pushes out new growth from the base of the plant. Despite the common names, Nandina is not actually a type of bamboo. Nandina is a hardy plant that will grow well in many different environments. These compact plants can help liven up your landscape in the cold winter months, when most other colorful plants have died back. These easy to grow and easy to maintain plants give an almost oriental feel to any landscape. The Nandina will grow well in both sun and shade, so finding the perfect spot for planting will pose no problem.