Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns


Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns' (Himalayan Honeysuckle) has brightly coloured golden heart shaped leaves and produces pendulous white and burgandy flowers. Idea for patio containers. Prefers full sun/partial shade. Height 3- 5ft.



Plant in well drained soil shelter from cold drying winds. Full sun / partial shade, Hardy.


General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.