Leycesteria genus. This genus has about 6 deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs. They form clumps of arching cane-like stems, with leaves that are oval with pointed tips and finely serrated edges, and are usually borne in pairs. The flowers are small and tubular or sometimes pea-shaped.
Nepal, India, China and Burma.
Grown for their showy flower clusters. Suitable for coastal conditions.
They are easily grown in any well-drained soil with full sun or partial-shade. They are mostly frost hardy.
You can propagate by softwood cuttings in the summer or by seed or division, or by removing rooted suckers in the autumn.
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