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Item ID: 1494
Genus: Leycesteria
Plant Lists: Fragrant, Long Blooming, Summer bloomers
Plant Type: Shrub
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Leycesteria formosa
“Himalayan Honeysuckle”

Leycesteria formosa "Himalayan Honeysuckle" Leycesteria formosa "Himalayan Honeysuckle"

Rarely seen, everyone's impressed the first time they come across this robust, exotic looking shrub bearing these divine flower-heads at the end of every stem. Lightly scented white bell-shaped blooms spring from incredibly showy beet-red bracts hanging in pagoda-like chains to 6" long. Blooms for a worthwhile season – Summer thru Fall. Bright magenta berries follow and are adored by birdies. EASY and fast, it quickly creates a dense upright 6' x 6' form clothed in handsome heart-shaped leaves. Superb as a specimen, background shrub, for filling in corners and growing beneath trees. Combine with dark-foliaged shrubs for extra kicks. Prettiest with an annual side-dress of compost. Cut back to 6" in Fall.

Annie

Sun/Pt.Shade
Avg./Low Water

Perennial shrub
USDA Zones 7-10

Item ID: 1494
Genus: Leycesteria
Plant Lists: Fragrant, Long Blooming, Summer bloomers
Plant Type: Shrub