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Leycesteria formosa

To swap with Yvonne sutcliffe

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flowers and berries but does not like very cold winters, mine were left out last winter but it was not a cold winter

Leycesteria formosa | Preston, Lancashire, PR3
Leycesteria formosa | Preston, Lancashire, PR3
Pot Size
1 litre

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Common names

Himalayan honeysuckle, Pheasant berry, Flowering nutmeg


Leycesteria formosa (Himalayan honeysuckle). This is a deciduous shrub from the Himalayas, producing blue-green shoots and oval, dark green leaves. In mid summer and early autumn, there are funnel-shaped, purple and white flowers. Purple-black berries are borne.


They are easily grown in any well-drained soil with sun or partial-shade. They are mostly frost hardy. You can propagate from seeds or by removing rooted suckers.

Interest and use

Banks, hedging, specimen, bark, ornamental fruit Summer/Winter interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Leycesteria formosa | Preston, Lancashire, PR3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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