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PLUCKED from the shrubberies and game coverts of Victoriana an easy shrub for the modern wildlife garden and border foil for exotica.
Genus of about 6 species of suckering deciduous shrubs from cliffs and mountain woodland in India, the Himalaya, China and Burma.
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightSuckering shrubs with hollow, cane-like stems which collapse within 2-5 years, replacements appearing from the rootstock.
Full sunshelter from cold winds
Additional FeaturesGood to knowGrown for their terminal or axillary racemes of attractive flowers or bracts. Good for woodland gardens.Pests & DiseasesNonePlace of originIndia, Himalayas, China, BurmaResistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil
Buy Varieties of LEYCESTERIA
Pheasant Berry - with wine-red flower bracts and large red fruits which turn purple
young foliage is a delicate yellow becoming lighter yellow. Best in partial shade
compact form. Bright golden-green leaves and white pendant flowers, followed by purple berries