Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns' - summer flowers
  • Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns'
  • Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns'
  • Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns' - summer flowers

Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns'

£14.95

(Golden-leaved Pheasant Berry) Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns' is a beautiful golden-leaved shrub with claret and white flowers in late summer.

Quantity
Sorry, sold out. For an alert when next available enter email below.

  Our mail order service is operating as normal.

(Delivery within approximately 5 - 8 working days)

  £7.95 P&P for ANY number of plants to most of UK. Free P&P for orders over £250.

Surcharges apply for Highlands/Islands. We cannot deliver to Northern Ireland or Eire.

A beautiful cultivar, Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns' has arching stems covered with soft-golden leaves and drooping, claret and white flowers in late summer. These flowers are followed by dark purplish-black berries in autumn, popular with wildlife in particular pheasants.

A superb garden plant, ideal for brightening up a semi-shaded area and excellent as part of a low maintenance border or for planting in a woodland garden. Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns' can be pruned hard if required for growing in a garden with limited space.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns' dislikes very wet soils with frequent standing water.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns' can suffer from some die-back after severe cold weather.
  • Flowering Period: June - September.
  • Flower Colour: Claret red and white.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Medium sized, branching shrub with arching stems if left unpruned.
    • Height: up to 2.5 m (8 ft).
    • Spread: 2 m (6 ft).
  • Notes: Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns' can be pruned hard in early spring to reduce the end size and encourage new growth. It will have a better shape if sheltered from strong winds.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Partial or Dappled Shade, Full Sun
Mature Size
Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
To grow in a pot, Flowering Season - Summer (June - August), Autumn Colour, Fruit - Ornamental, Leaf Colour - Gold/Yellow

Similar plants

Crinodendron hookerianum

Crinodendron hookerianum

New Price Each £15.00
Heptacodium miconioides

Heptacodium miconioides

New Price Each £32.00
Leycesteria formosa - summer flowers

Leycesteria formosa

New Price Each £12.95
Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'

Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'

New Price Each £14.95