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
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Tapered, dark-green leaves to 17cm (7in) long.
  • Red
    Wine red
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Upright, thicket-forming shrub with attractive bamboo-like first-year shoots. Flowers are followed by spherical, red-purple berries
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
    shelter from cold winds.
  • Partial shade

LEYCESTERIA formosa

 
Available from January 2022 - Awaiting new stock
individually £14.50 each , 3+ £12.00 each 
Delivery Information Available from January 2022
plant size comparison icon 3 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    A subject popular in Victorian shrubberies. Wildlife plant - birds eat berries.
    Ornamental bark
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Himalayas, western China.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Spikes
    Pendent spikes to 10cm (4in) long, terminally, or from the upper leaf axils
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 2
    Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
    Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually, after flowering.

    RHS groups 2 & 3
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
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Leycesteria - Growing Guide
2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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LEYCESTERIA formosa 'Golden Lanterns'

LEYCESTERIA formosa 'Golden Lanterns'

Flowering nutmeg, Himalayan honeysuckle, Pheasant berry

young foliage is a delicate yellow becoming lighter yellow. Best in partial shade

 
£15.50 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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