New compact variety
Provides 10 months of interest
Leycesteria ‘Little Lanterns’ is a compact new variety that is ideal for small gardens and containers. This dwarf Himalayan Honeysuckle forms a well-branched shrub with bright lime-green foliage that is deep-reddish bronze when young. Pendulous clusters of tubular white flowers enclosed by cerise bracts are produced from July to September, followed by deep indigo berries that are loved by birds. Leycesteria formosa ‘Little Lanterns’ is a versatile hardy shrub that will brighten up any border or patio! Ultimate height and spread: 1.2m (4ft).
Height Up to 120cm (4ft)
Spread Up to June
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sun or semi shadedappled shade
1 x 2 Litre Pot (KC8301)
Plant your Leycesteria in full sun or light or dappled shade, in a border, pot or woodland area, and water well. The soil should be free-draining with plenty of organic matter incorporated. If you would like to keep your ‘Little Lanterns’ compact, cut it back to 30cm in March (known as ‘stooling’). This will cause the plant to produce new, strong shoots with lovely bright foliage.
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