Leycesteria or Himalayan Honeysuckle
Leycesteria are deciduous shrubs sometimes referred to as Himalayan Honeysuckle or Flowering Nutmeg. Its arching stems bear soft, golden leaves and in the summer, months dangling maroon and white blooms emerge which are followed by purple-black berries in the autumn - which makes them a real favourite if you want to attract wildlife into the garden.
Where to Site Your Leycesteria
Leycesteria is an easy shrub to grow and looks great in woodland or coastal gardens - especially in dry areas.
How to Grow and Look After your Leycesteria
Grow Leycesteria in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.
It can be pruned back hard if desired either in spring or after they have flowered