Scientific Name: Leycesteria formosa Form: Oval - vertical, Round
Common Name:Himalayan honeysuckle Texture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:CaprifoliaceaeHabit: Upright, Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):1.3 - 2.0m x 2 - 3m
Origin: Hardiness Zone:Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Pubescent, Ovate, Serrulate, Sinuate, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Raceme, (Floriferous), White, Purple, Sep- Jul- Aug
Fruit: Berry (true), Purple, Black, Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Fall interest, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Specimen plant, Summer interest, Tall background, Woodland margin, Attract birds
Key ID Features:Upright, thicket forming bush with blue green bamboo-like shoots; leaves up to 18 cm long, ovate; florets white in pendulous racemes with showy dark red bracts.