This wonderful plant has beget many named offspring from ugly dwarfs to reasonably bearable semi-dwarfs. None of the progeny are as beautiful as their parent. I am a huge fan of this plant. It grows happily in the most difficult of shaded spots, even dry shade, as well as sunny positions. Not a bamboo at all, it’s a very attractive evergreen shrub clothed in dark green pinnate foliage. Masses of large, glossy, bright red berries are displayed during autumn, winter, and early spring. 160cm tall by 120cm wide.