• Leycesteria formosa
  • Leycesteria formosa
  • Leycesteria formosa - berries in Autumn
  • Leycesteria formosa
    Leycesteria formosa

Leycesteria formosa

Himalayan Honeysuckle, Himalayan Nutmeg, Pheasant Berry, Shrimp Flower, Treacle Tree
Size: ex 1.5L pots

Availability: In stock

£7.99

Quick Overview

  • Exotic inflorescence of white flowers with pinkish-purple bracts
  • Red berries in autumn turning purplish-black
  • Medium-sized shrub
  • Full sun or partial shade
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Description

Leycesteria formosa, Himalayan Honeysuckle, is a medium-sized shrub with exotic and graceful pendulous inflorescences of white flowers with distinctive pinkish-purple bracts. The flowers are followed in autumn by red berries which turn purplish-black. The fruit is edible and tastes of chocolate with a slightly bitter aftertaste. They are much sought after and eaten by birds.

Additional Information

Order Dipsacales
Family Caprifoliaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Hamelia connata, Leycesteria formosa var. brachysepala, Leycesteria formosa var. formosa, Leycesteria formosa var. glandulosissima, Leycesteria formosa var. stenosepala, Leycesteria limprichtii, Leycesteria sinensis
Geographical Origin China, India, Bhutan, Kashmir, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan
Cultivation Rich well-drain soil. Full sun or partial shade
Eventual Height 2-3m
Eventual Spread 2m
Hardiness Hardy in most UK regions. Deciduous. Protect with fleece below -10C. Can be damaged by extreme sub-zero conditions but established plants usually sprout again from the base in Spring

Leycesteria formosa

Himalayan Honeysuckle, Himalayan Nutmeg, Pheasant Berry, Shrimp Flower, Treacle Tree
Size: ex 1.5L pots

Availability: In stock

£7.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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