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Leycesteria Genus

 

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

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.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrubs

Origin

Nepal, India, China and Burma.

Interest and use

Grown for their showy flower clusters. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

They are easily grown in any well-drained soil with full sun or partial-shade. They are mostly frost hardy.

Propagation

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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