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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


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.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - suckering shrubs with hollow, cane-like stems which collapse within 2-5 years, replacements appearing from the rootstock.
  • Full sun - shelter from cold winds
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - grown for their terminal or axillary racemes of attractive flowers or bracts. Good for woodland gardens.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - India, Himalayas, China, Burma
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
Leycesteria - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of LEYCESTERIA

LEYCESTERIA crocothyrsos

LEYCESTERIA crocothyrsos  >

Commonly known as: Golden Himalayan honeysuckle.
Upright shrub with arching shoots and golden yellow flowers. Reintroduced by Roy Lancaster
£15.50 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.


LEYCESTERIA formosa  >

Commonly known as: Flowering nutmeg, Himalayan honeysuckle, Pheasant berry.
Pheasant Berry - with wine-red flower bracts and large red fruits which turn purple
individually £13.50 each, 3+ £11.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

LEYCESTERIA formosa 'Golden Lanterns'  AWARD

LEYCESTERIA formosa 'Golden Lanterns'  >

Commonly known as: Flowering nutmeg, Himalayan honeysuckle, Pheasant berry.
Young foliage is a delicate yellow becoming lighter yellow. Best in partial shade
£14.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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