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Botanical name: Leycesteria formosa
Other names: Himalayan honeysuckle, Flowering nutmeg, Granny's curls, Pheasant berry
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.
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Pests: Generally pest-free.
Diseases: Generally disease-free.
Propagation methods: Seed, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
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
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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