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Leycesteria formosa (Himalayan honeysuckle)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
2.5m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
2.5m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Leycesteria formosa

Other names: Himalayan honeysuckle, Flowering nutmeg, Granny's curls, Pheasant berry

Genus: Leycesteria Leycesteria

Species: L. formosa - L. formosa is a vigorous, deciduous shrub grown for its pendant racemes of white flowers and showy, dark red bracts and purple-red pendant clusters of berries in autumn.


Leycesteria formosa is: Deciduous

Flower: Dark-crimson, White in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer

Fragrance: Fruit is fragrant.

Habit: Upright

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest-free.

Diseases: Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods: Seed, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Leycesteria formosa (Himalayan honeysuckle) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Woodland

Cultivation: Plant in free-draining soil in sun or dappled shade in a sheltered position. Dislikes heavy, wet soils.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Leycesteria formosa

Other names: Himalayan honeysuckle, Flowering nutmeg, Granny's curls, Pheasant berry

Genus: Leycesteria Leycesteria

Species: L. formosa - L. formosa is a vigorous, deciduous shrub grown for its pendant racemes of white flowers and showy, dark red bracts and purple-red pendant clusters of berries in autumn.


Leycesteria formosa is: Deciduous

Flower: Dark-crimson, White in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer

Fragrance: Fruit is fragrant.

Habit: Upright

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest-free.

Diseases: Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods: Seed, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Leycesteria formosa (Himalayan honeysuckle) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Woodland

Cultivation: Plant in free-draining soil in sun or dappled shade in a sheltered position. Dislikes heavy, wet soils.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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