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Leycesteria formosa


By Volval

Leycesteria formosa (Leycesteria formosa (False Nutmeg))

Plenty of flowers.

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I've just planted one of these, hope I get some of these unusual flowers next year.

11 Jul, 2010


This is my second - it self-seeded. The flowers continue until late Autumn. Berries then. It's not at all fussy -sun or shade. It grows quickly, too. Good luck.

11 Jul, 2010


very pretty flower on this

11 Jul, 2010


I have one of these and it is now about 9 foot tall and 8 foot wide! Full of flowers and most often there is a bee on every one. I love it but at the end of the season I will be cutting it back so it can (hopefully) start again. Do birds eat the fruits?
Lynne x

28 Jul, 2010


Sorry for the delay - my broadband vanished! My other one was very big and this one would like to be. As it self-seeded in the bird area I intended to shape it anyway (without the help of the pigeons). All the birds land on it but I havn't noticed them eating the berries. At the moment the rowan, pyracantha and cotoneasters are easier for them - and it's a bit like piccadilly circus on the leycesteria...
Val :o)

31 Jul, 2010

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