Does anyone know what kind of bush/tree this is?

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This grows at my daughters home in Vancouver BC. It stays like this year round and looks like 3 in one variety. The home was owned by Italians at one time and I wonder if its something they brought over with them.
q does anyone know what kind of bush tree this is, flowers, gardening, The leaves start as red and then turn green It stands about 8ft tall
The leaves start as red and then turn green. It stands about 8ft tall.
q does anyone know what kind of bush tree this is, flowers, gardening, Spray of flowers similar to lilac but not
Spray of flowers similar to lilac but not
q does anyone know what kind of bush tree this is, flowers, gardening, Morning glory tangled in shrub ignore
Morning glory tangled in shrub (ignore)
q does anyone know what kind of bush tree this is, flowers, gardening
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  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Oct 19, 2013
    It's very difficult to see the leaf shape in your photos, but I'm thinking this may possibly be a type of pieris (andromeda).

  • The French Gardener The French Gardener on Oct 19, 2013
    I see bi to tri pinnately compound leaves, and pinkish panicle flower. You say red becoming green with the age. It is a Nandina domestica, commonly called Heavenly bamboo.

    • Lynnelogue Lynnelogue on Oct 19, 2013
      @The French Gardener Thank you! I have puzzled over this plant for some time because of the changes of colour etc when I see it. I will pass this on and perhaps take a cutting next time I visit. It is a lovely plant.

  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Oct 19, 2013
    Now that the French Gardener has mentioned Nandina, I am going, duh, of course!

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) on Oct 19, 2013
    A lot going on the the picutres. The leaves in some seem to be too narrow and long to be Nandina domestica. I wonder if there is also some curly willow in there? Would account for the red tipping new growth.

    • Lynnelogue Lynnelogue on Oct 19, 2013
      @360 Sod (Donna Dixson) It looks like 3 different plants but on closer inspection it is only one. Leaves begin narrow and then widen as they grow.

  • Donna L Donna L on Oct 19, 2013
    I think it is a form of Japanese maple bush, the top picture anyways

  • Sheri Sheri on Oct 19, 2013
    Are the branches crooked? Reminds me of a corkscrew willow.

    • Lynnelogue Lynnelogue on Oct 19, 2013
      @Sheri No definitely not corkscrew. The main branches are very gnarly and straight.

  • Yvonne B Yvonne B on Oct 20, 2013
    That is what I was thinking as soon as I saw the flowers, Nandina. Though the leaves on yours are much more slender and long than the leaves on the many that grow around our home from where the berries are spread from the birds eating them.

  • Janette Janette on Oct 20, 2013
    Nandina in Vancouver? Will it live over winter in that climate?

    • Lynnelogue Lynnelogue on Oct 20, 2013
      @Janette Yes it lives in Vancouver. My daughter has been at the same address for several years and no problems or special protection even when it snows!

  • Sally Sally on Oct 20, 2013
    Oh, yes, and it also has feeder roots. If not controlled it will spread, I'm well aware of this nandina they line my back property line to create a fence from my neighbors yard since we are not allowed fences on the property I live.

  • Katzpawz Katzpawz on Oct 21, 2013
    Looks like Nandinia Domestica to me

  • Jinny Jinny on Oct 21, 2013
    It looks like my Nandina bushes that I planted in my yard.

  • Wanda sinnema Wanda sinnema on Jun 22, 2014
    Yes its Nandinia compacta..... heavenly bamboo is the common name,,, it may be SIENNA SUNRISE or SIENNA SUNSET., it has red tipped new growth...I have one just like it...there are lots of varieties....I have never heard of them spreading..mine are very compact plants..some varieties grow taller with different colored foliage, depending on locationand amount of sun... especially in the fall......I check out the MONROVIA gardens websight (in California),,,they grow most of them for the nurseries in the puget sound area..... its very popular aaround here..alway used lots in the garden shows too..

    • Yvonne B Yvonne B on Jun 23, 2014
      @Wanda sinnema , I started with two that I found growing wild in my woods. I trandpolanted them into my flower garden area and I have so many everywhere that I have to chop them down. They spread mostly by the red berries that the birds eat in the winter and spread in their droppings.

  • Wanda sinnema Wanda sinnema on Jun 22, 2014
    I would get the moring glory vine OUT...its very invasive and will kill anything it can strangle..... and keep digging it out everytime you see it pop up again......

  • Lynnelogue Lynnelogue on Jun 23, 2014
    I have all the info and have passed on to my daughter. Thank you.