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botanical name:
Leycesteria formosa 'Purple Rain'
Leycesteria formosa 'Purple Rain' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Chinese Honeysuckle, Himalayan Honeysuckle, Pheasant Berry
family:  Caprifoliaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 2.00m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: maroon
stem/bark: light green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Fast growing shrub with upright and arching, bamboo like stems. Bronze tinted new growth. Pendulous spikes of white flowers surrounded by conspicuous deep purple bracts, followed by glossy dark red-purple berries.

cultivation:
Any reasonably fertile, well drained soil in sun or part shade. Quite easy, tolerant and quick growing.

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