Himalayan Tree - Assistance in naming

NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 798

My buddies say this is a Himalayan honey suckle or ???

Its a small tree with red berries and bell shaped flowers like snowdrops that hang down

Very attractive to bees

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  • Are the lowere red? Sounds like it could be, check Himalayan honeysuckle on search at the top of the page there have been a couple of posts on this. Or post a photo
  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    Leycesteria formosa?

  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 798

    Kate 1123 wins the prize

    Thanks Kate

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  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    Leycesteria indeed, pheasant beryr it is called, as it is used as ground cover for young pheasants when a shoot is being prepared with lots of young birds - they then have a place in which to hide.  The plant is very strong and can become invasive - it does fine in a very big pot.  I have found a golden leafed version, not seen flowers yet so don't know if they are the same lovely red hanging ones or paler, or even white - we shall see. 

  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 798

    I have ordered some seeds " of the interweb " as we call it in Bristol so could be planting soon.  Thanks to you all for the advice

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