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Pheasant Berry

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Pheasant Berry (Leycesteria)



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Janey this is lovely...............

2 Nov, 2009

 

The birds will enjoy them:)

2 Nov, 2009

 

It is quite a weird shrub with upright growth and plain leaves, but from early summer these bracts of deep red are splashed with white starlike flowers which later turn into the berries.......well worth having....:o)

2 Nov, 2009

 

I have the golden form Janey and its dripping with flowers and berries. the stems are unusual in that they are sort of square and bright green!...ain't mother nature clever....:))

2 Nov, 2009

 

Beautiful, used to have this when we lived in the cottage, never see any around these days.

2 Nov, 2009

 

I've got it, its also known as himalayan honeysuckle! Cant remember the latin name though!

3 Nov, 2009

 

Leycesteria, Marie ;-)

I'm after one for 'my' garden !

3 Nov, 2009

 

Lovely shot.

3 Nov, 2009

 

i have this..........not many berries on it yet

3 Nov, 2009

 

Nice shot.....

3 Nov, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Janey , I have to keep pulling these up , there is an area of ground up the road with these shrubs covering it , the birds drop the seed in our garden and they grow so easily ...........

3 Nov, 2009

 

I have one of these now, thanks to Dawn :)
I am looking forward to next year when hopefully it will grow into a beautiful plant with berries like this.

3 Nov, 2009

 

Louise & Amy, have pm'd you both!

3 Nov, 2009

 

Yours sounds lovely Amblealice......I'll look out for it in the garden centres.....:o)

3 Nov, 2009

 

Pm, janey!

3 Nov, 2009

 

Lovely shrub...ours in flower now too.What a welcome splash of colour !

3 Nov, 2009

 

I'm after one too. I asked in a garden centre a couple of weeks ago and was told that they'll be available in the spring.

3 Nov, 2009

 

Thats very pretty.....

3 Nov, 2009

 

You can have one of my baby ones, Claire! Just pm me your address.
Oops! And welcome to GoY!

3 Nov, 2009

 

We have this in the garden and it grows very big, have not heard it called Pheasant berry before and have never seen the birds eating the berries either, I think it is a rather spectacular plant, we bought it back from Cornwall over 25 years ago, this is one of its great, great, grandchildren lol

4 Nov, 2009

 

I cut mine down each Spring Dd, so its always a medium sized shrub.....I may leave it next year to see how it grows....:o)

4 Nov, 2009

 

You will be surprised just how big they can get, especially in mild areas, as you say it can be cut down, to keep it manageable.

5 Nov, 2009

 

lovely, such a rich colour ;o)

7 Nov, 2009

 

oh wow Janey - I bought one today - what a gorgeous plant

28 Dec, 2012

 

It's quite unusual Paul.....has White flowers then these berries end of summer. I hope you'll like yours, I'm not too keen on it's growth habit, unless its just mine, it seems to die off each year then send a couple of bamboo like stems up which grow rapidly......I've a feeling it does need a proper prune, and maybe a feed.

28 Dec, 2012

 

It does claim all this Janey - stems upto 20cm end of season and rapid growth - I love things that look wild and everywhere :D

28 Dec, 2012

 

You'll have to see how it does, do you know I've seen these mostly in council plantings....into banks, around bus stations and libraries etc.....oh Paul, it's not looking too wild....lol!

28 Dec, 2012

 

they're lovely - rather like huge grape vines hanging down - mine may look a bit wild though - with the cornus and the kerria to all grow around each other :D

29 Dec, 2012



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