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leycesteria formosa golden lanterns, another ebay bargain @ £3.69! I would like any tips or info on its care, pruning etc. I've never had one before, but I'm very pleased with it, ithe golden leaves looks lovely:-)

On plant leycesteria formosa golden lanterns

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Easy to grow virtually anywhere. It has a sort of herbaceous way of throwing up strong stems from the base even though it is a shrub. These flower on the tips then branch a year later and flower off these. Its more of a bright gold in full sun and a lime yellow in shade. Comes true from seed as the many small yellow seedlings in future will testify all over your garden :-)

1 Sep, 2010


Thanks Fractal, no wonder it was so cheap then lol:-) How when and if Prune?

1 Sep, 2010


Prune in spring hard or selective. Doesn't really make too much difference though selective pruning of really old stems to allow new growth from below is probably the most fruitful.

1 Sep, 2010


Thanks Fractal, now tell me it looks so lovely, it's worth growing in a small garden??:-)

2 Sep, 2010


It looks so lovely, it's worth growing in a small garden :-)

2 Sep, 2010


Thanks Fractal:-))

2 Sep, 2010

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