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Himalayan honeysuckle (Leycesteria)

Genus: Leycesteria.

Species: Leycesteria formosa.

This deciduous shrub from the Himalayas will reach 8 ft tall x 6 ft wide. It has a woody stem, leafy chains of purple and white flowers from June, and curiously interesting fruits of purple-black berries in leafy sheaths. Self seeds freely, and in favourable climates can become invasive.

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