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Leycesteria formosa

Leycesteria formosa
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Common Name: Flowering Nutmeg

Plant Family: Caprifoliaceae

Useful for:  Ornamental
Season of Interest:  Summer to Autumn
Position/ Situation:  Sunny Border
Sun or Shade:  Sun to Part Shade
Flower Colour:  Red
Leaf Colour:  Green
Height:  medium (up to 6 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Upright
Evergreen:  No
Soil Type:  Heavy/Clay
Soil PH:  No preference
Award of Garden Merit:  Yes
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Hardy
Bee and Butterfly:  Bee
Rabbit & Deer Resistance:  Not Known To Be Resistant
Resistance to Honey Fungus:  Resistant to Honey Fungus
Scented flowers or leaves:  No Scent

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Quick growing, deciduous shrub with attractive dark red-purple bracts housing large deep purple berries (non edible) in autumn. Provides a long season of interest. Grow in fertile, well drained soil in sun to part shade.