Himalayan Honeysuckle - Leycesteria formosa
L. formosa is a vigorous deciduous shrub to 2.5 metres, with erect hollow green stems bearing long-pointed, ovate leaves and pendulous racemes of white flowers with showy red-purple bracts, followed by deep purple berries.
Occasional escape from cultivation, often found close to habitation.
Flowers from Jun to September, followed by seeds which ripen from Oct to November.
Widespread but occasional in Britain as an escape from cultivation.
Uncommon outside of the cultivated environment in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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