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Leycesteria formosa 'Little Lanterns' - golden leaves and flowers in summer

Leycesteria formosa 'Little Lanterns'

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(Pheasant Berry) New to us, this is a compact deciduous shrub with handsome golden green leaves and pendulous clusters of pretty red & white flowers in summer. A lovely ornamental specimen shrub which can be grown in a container if required. 

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Supplied Size:
  • 3L pot (2-3 years old, 60 - 80 cm tall)

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Standard - £6.95*

(Free for orders over £50*)

Priority - £15

(Within 1 - 2 working days)

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New to us, this is a compact deciduous shrub with handsome golden green leaves and pendulous clusters of pretty white flowers in summer. These flowers are followed by dark purplish-black berries in autumn, popular with wildlife in particular pheasants.

Most suitable for a position in sun or dappled shade..

  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.Dislikes very wet soils with frequent standing water.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Can suffer from some die-back after severe cold weather, usually recovers well the following Spring.
  • 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. Can be pruned
    • Height: up to 1 - 1.2 m (3 - 4 ft) once mature.
    • Spread: 1.2 m (4ft).
  • Notes: Leycesteria formosa 'Little 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.
How Much Sun
Light Shade, Full Sun
Eventual Size
Shrub - Small (less than 1.5m)
Growing Conditions
Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Acid, Soil: Alkaline, Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Dry/Sandy, Soil: Damp/Wet
Special Features
Flowers in Summer, Fruit - Ornamental, Suitable for Containers, Autumn Colour, Foliage - Gold/Yellow
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