Himalayan Honeysuckle Overview
Leycesteria formosa is a deciduous shrub species in the honeysuckle family, Caprifoliaceae. It is a low-maintenance, vigorous plant that produces fragrant, pendant white flowers, which develop into showy dark red-purple berries in autumn. The flowers have showy red-purple modified leaf structures surrounding the flowers, termed bracts. It has an erect habit and produces sea-green stems with long, pointed, oval-shaped foliage.
How to propagate Himalayan Honeysuckle
Seed or division.
By removing rooted suckers in the autumn.
Special features of Himalayan Honeysuckle
Other uses of Himalayan Honeysuckle
Banks, hedging, specimen, bark, ornamental fruit Summer/Winter interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.