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Leycesteria Formosa 'Golden Lanterns' - Leycesteria

Leycesteria Formosa 'Golden Lanterns' - Leycesteria

Type Shrub, Deciduous
Size Medium Border (50-100cm height)
Form Spreading arching
Colours Golden Foliage, Red Flowers (Summer late)
Care Some maintenance required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium growing

This Golden leycesteria not only has attractive golden foliage but produces masses of racemes of purple blossom in mid summer, followed by attractive ruby purple berries.

Cultivation tips: This fast growing shrub will flourish on most soil types, even really troublesome soils like chalk and clay. This golden form will require full sun to be be at its best but it will tolerate part sun. Prune out excessive thick or weak stems in late winter and mulch every 3 years to improve soil fertility.
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