What is this plant?

Woody12Woody12 Leafy BucksPosts: 3
This plant has just appeared in my garden. Can anyone help with what it might be? Its between 4 and 5 feet tall with pink racemes.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,078
    Leycesteria formosa
  • Joy*Joy* Posts: 338
    It's a lovely plant with shoots like bamboo canes but it seeds freely and can be a pest. It has interesting fruit.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 27,047
    It's a bonny thing, but many people do find it gets a bit out of hand.
    Nicer problem to have than some, more aggressive, plants though  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • widgetwilk annwidgetwilk ann North NorfolkPosts: 214
    I have two of them, a very pretty interesting plant, but a nightmare, it goes mad, if to big, can't stand up, keeps falling over, had a real 'go' at it today and best part of it is in the bin!!!!! am told pheasants love the fruit, !!!
  • B3B3 Posts: 10,894
    Keep it pruned and it's fine.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Woody12Woody12 Leafy BucksPosts: 3
    Thank you so much for the replies.  I can rest relatively easy now as I thought that it could be a strain of knotweed because of the similar leaves.  I will have to move it though and fortunately have a big woodland garden with lots of pheasants during the season. Hiding I expect from the guns! I will keep it in check!!
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