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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.

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


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

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

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