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Another mystery plant!

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This just appeared and grew at a rapid rate! It had lovely bunches , like hanging grapes, of little pink flowers which have now been turning into soft berries. Thank you.

Last edited: 17 September 2017 14:27:35

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  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Lycestria Formosa.... I think?  (spelling may be wrong)

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,266

    Leycesteria formosa  commonly known as Himalayan honeysuckle.  I find it's best grown as a coppiced shrub.

    Often grows from seeds spread by birds. 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,266

    LOL image  Snap! Kitty image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/plant-finder/leycesteria-formosa/

    This is it....spelt right image.

    Glad you knew what I meant dove image

    Last edited: 17 September 2017 14:33:38

  • Thank you, it's been a puzzle! Taken over the garden though!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,266

    Cut it hard back ... right down to the ground in late winter / early spring.  That'll keep it under control image

    Last edited: 17 September 2017 14:47:54

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Thank you for the advice, I will as it's crowding out some other poor shrubs, do like it though. 

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,000

    Being pedantic again ;

    pronounced as Lest-e-re-a !!! image ; wonder who'll argue that one ?

  • Certainly not me ! Thanks for all the help everyone.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,315

    I'd say it's pronounced  " lay sist e ria" but I might well be wrong.

    Devon.
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