It’s leaves are similar to a bamboo. Originally from Japan, this dwarf shrub found in Texas the perfect conditions to grow. Many Texan people(and non-Texans too) believe it’s a native plant, but it’s not. We could say that there are some plants which are non-natives but behave as such. Gulf stream nandina is one of them.

During the early stage of fall season it had yellow-green leaves, but back in December the plant turned redish-purplish. It’s during winter season that the plant shows it’s best display of the year. The rest of the time it becomes simply a bored green plant and never bear flowers.

Well it grows tiny flowers, but almost none. I took the next picture on the first week of April, but that’s all the flowers it got.

Below is the plant’s spring color taken in mid April.