7 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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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. They are easily grown in any well-drained soil with sun or partial shade. They are mostly frost hardy. You can propagate from seeds or by removing rooted suckers. If you want to encourage branching, lightly prune after flowering or you can cut stems to ground level in spring.
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.
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