Nandina domestica, or "Heavenly Bamboo" (though not in the bamboo family) got it's nickname from it's cane-like stems, was introduced to the US in 1804 from China and Japan. It is an evergreen or semi-evergreen that has green leaves that turn to a lovely reddish color. They are tough and durable and at maturity, they are 6-10' tall and 3-5' wide with a slow to moderate growth rate of 12-24" per year. They make a lovely foundation plant or specimen. When planted in groupings, they will produce shiny, red berries. There is no particular pest or disease known to the Nandina.