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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
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - heart-shaped leaves.
  • 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 shoots. Dark-purple fruit in autumn.
  • 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)
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Berries - These plants have berries.
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - Himalayas, western China.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile. Provide deep autumn mulch where frosts are severe.
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Leycesteria - Growing Guide
2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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