Leycesteria formosa (also called Pheasant berry and Himalayan honeysuckle)
Upright deciduous shrub producing pendulous clusters of purple-red bracts.
Attractive leaves in spring, purple bracts in summer followed by berries in autumn. Attractive to wildlife.
Ovate leaf with gently lobed margins. H: 180cm S: 180cm
Stems round, hollow, green.
Pendulous purple-red bracts surrounding tubular white flowers.
Purple/red fruits in autumn.
Sun or shade
Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline.
Cut back when necessary to reduce size. May be cut back hard. Can look tatty in winter, so useful to have an evergreen nearby.
By seed in September or November, or divide plant March to May. Self seeds.
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