Plant Base Online (beta)
Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns'
common name: Chinese Honeysuckle, Himalayan Honeysuckle, Pheasant Berry
synonyms: Leycesteria formosa 'Notbruce'
growth rate: fast
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: golden
flower colour: white
fruit colour: maroon
stem/bark: light green
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
moist soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Soft golden yellow foliage in good light, becoming lime green in more shade. Young leaves are often pinkish-red tinged. Pendulous spikes of white flowers surrounded by conspicuous purple-red bracts, followed by dark red-purple berries. Fast growing shrub with upright and arching, bamboo like stems.
Any reasonably fertile, well drained soil in sun or part shade. Quite easy, tolerant and quick growing.
Commercial propagation protected by Plant Breeders' Rights
Raised by Notcutt's Nurseries, UK