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By Pdb

Lancashire, United Kingdom Gb

Could you identify this plant pls. I seem to have them sprouting up all over the garden. At first I thought they were weigela but I dont think so now. It grows at a very quick pace and is about 6ft tall.

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Leycesteria formosa, the pheasant berry.

19 Aug, 2011


Thanks Bamboo :-). Is it a weed really as I haven't planted it?

19 Aug, 2011


Birds can drop the seeds, but its not really a weed, you can buy it as a shrub at the garden centre. On the other hand, a weed is only a plant growing where you don't want it! Pull or dig out the ones you don't want.

19 Aug, 2011


Bearing in mind that they grow into large bushes 6 - 8 feet high. They can be pruned smaller, but regrow vigorously.

19 Aug, 2011

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