Leycesteria formosa Golden Lanterns
An arching golden leaved shrub noted for its large pendulous cluster of rich burgundy flower bracts in late summer. The white flowers and later plump purple berries turning black also provide autumn interest. this new variety of a popular shrub is useful for brightening up lightly shaded areas.
The glaucous blue green stems also provide winter interest.
Climate/Position: Full sun or dappled shade.
Height/Spread: 2.5 metres x 2 metres
Soil Requirements: Fertile soil which should be free draining as Leycesteria dislike wet soils.
Pruning: Old flowering shoots may be cut to ground level in spring. This controls the size of the plant and removes older damaged shoots. It also means that the new shoots provide good stem colour in the winter.
Plant Breeders Righrs apply
Trade name ='Notbruce'