Also known as sacred bamboo and is related to the barberry. This tough as nails evergreen has fine lacy foliage which turns bronze and red in winter. It has unbranched reed-like stems. In spring new foliage appears as bright bronze red and is soon followed by large creamy white flowers. In summer clusters of bright green berries appear and by late summer, the berries ripen to a bright red. Does well indoors. Provide sun to get intense coloring of foliage.