Stems of the plant are purplish-red. Leaves are alternate, smooth to slightly pubescent, 2 to 10 inches long and to 3 inches wide, and deeply divided into numerous narrow, toothed segments that appear fernlike. Glandular dots on the leaves of the plant produce the strong, unique odor of the plant. Weed Watcher Guide to Invasive Plants, Trail Weeds trumpet-shaped flowers that are white with large bracts (leaf-like part of plant) right below the flower Leaves alternate on stem Perennial plant, extensive, spreading roots, whitish and fleshy sepals hairy and pointed and tend to fall off early Leaves long-stalked, 3- or 5-parted.
Invasive Plant Fact Sheets. For help in identification of invasive plants, treatment, and protection suggestions for your property, explore the DCNR fact sheets below.
DCNR has deemed these trees, shrubs, vines, herbs, and aquatic plants to be invasive on state lands. The species listed are managed by DCNR staff. Size: feet in height as a shrub but can reach 10 feet as a vine.
(A) Leaves: sharply toothed small leaves in pairs with one at the end. (C) Base of leaves has fringed stipules. (B inset) Flower: Clusters of fragrant white to pinkish flowers, 1 inches wide, appear in May. (B) Fruit: Small, bright red fruits develop during the summer and. May 24, I saw this shrub used frequently in California landscapes.
The stems and leaves do look like true bamboo and the fruit will add color in fall and winter. The leaves will also put on a show, turning red in autumn. This shrub spreads itself easily through rhizomes and seeds. In cooler zones, heavenly bamboo tends to be deciduous. Aug 09, The plant only grows about eight to 10 inches-tall, except when it is blooming. This is a great plant to use under shade trees, where it can just grow as far as it wants. If you want to keep this plant in check, you may need to use landscape edging, pavers and occasional hand removal of plants that step out of line.