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
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

LEYCESTERIA formosa 'Golden Lanterns'

 

 

  • 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.
  • Flower Shape
    Spikes
    Pendent spikes to 10cm (4in) long, terminally, or from the upper leaf axils
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (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 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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