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Leycesteria formosa, Himalayan Honeysuckle,Flowering Nutmeg, Himalaya Nutmeg

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Leycesteria formosa

Himalayan Honeysuckle,Flowering Nutmeg, Himalaya Nutmeg
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Origin: China, Himalaya
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The flowers are produced on 5-10 cm long pendulous racemes; each flower is small, white, subtended by a purple bract. White honeysuckle flowers are held in drooping clusters of deep red bracts, later followed by showy purple-black edible berries. The fruit is a soft purple-black berry 1 cm diameter, eaten by birds which disperse the seeds.


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Leycesteria formosa, Himalayan Honeysuckle,Flowering Nutmeg, Himalaya Nutmeg

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Leycesteria formosa, Himalayan Honeysuckle,Flowering Nutmeg, Himalaya Nutmeg

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Leycesteria formosa, Himalayan Honeysuckle,Flowering Nutmeg, Himalaya Nutmeg

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