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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Himalayan honeysuckle flowering nutmeg
granny's curls pheasant berry
Leycesteria are deciduous shrubs with hollow stems, simple leaves and terminal and axillary racemes of tubular flowers, followed by fleshy berries
L. formosa is a vigorous deciduous shrub with erect sea-green stems bearing long-pointed, ovate leaves and pendulous racemes of white flowers with showy red-purple bracts, followed by deep purple berries
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Easily grown in any garden, but especially good for woodland gardens in sun or partial shade
Propagate by seed or softwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Drought Resistant
Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 6 in early spring when stems can be cut to ground level or Pruning group 3 after flowering
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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