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Himalayan Honeysuckle in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Leycesteria formosa

 

Himalayan Honeysuckle

A lovely but vigorous deciduous shrub that grows up to 2m in height on stems which die off after about 3-5 years and are replaced by new growth from the roots. It sports purple and white flowers followed by berries, much loved by blackbirds, in the Autumn.

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plant Features
  • Himalayan Honeysuckle likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Himalayan Honeysuckle likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Himalayan Honeysuckle is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Himalayan Honeysuckle likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Himalayan Honeysuckle

Latin name

Leycesteria formosa

type

Flowering shrubs or trees

family

Caprifoliaceae

ph

6.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Himalayan Honeysuckle likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Himalayan Honeysuckle is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Himalayan Honeysuckle likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Himalayan Honeysuckle likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Himalayan Honeysuckle is 2.00meters x 2.00meters 2.00 M 2.00 M

Leycesteria formosa

A lovely but vigorous deciduous shrub that grows up to 2m in height on stems which die off after about 3-5 years and are replaced by new growth from the roots. It sports purple and white flowers followed by berries, much loved by blackbirds, in the Autumn.


Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Late Autumn

Leycesteria formosa or 'Himalayan Honeysuckle' produces beautiful purple and white flowers followed by berries on the late summer.

 

Planting Outdoors Spring

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant container grown plants in soil that is free draining and not too heavy in full sun to partial shade in spring.

 

Propagation by seed

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

This shrub is very easy to grow from seed in fact just leave it to the birds seedlings pop up every where, or dry off berries and plant in ground in spring.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Take soft wood cuttings in spring to early summer. Cleanly cut up to a 10cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. Keep the cuttings moist until well

 
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