what-is-this-plant

tony williams2tony williams2 Posts: 177

Hi, this plant is growing in a nearby garden, can anyone identify it for me, it is around 3ft 6ins tall and 3ft wide. First flowers with small white flowers that turn into these red berries, very nice we just want to know what they are. Thanks, Tony.

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  • Leycesteria Formosa image

  • XX Posts: 707

    Yep, also known as Pheasant Berry

  • Agree Leycesteria formosa

     

  • goochiegoochie Posts: 17

    Careful very invasive and grows long runners nightmare!

     

     

  • FrogManFrogMan Posts: 9

    I believe its also known as 'Gypsies earrings' and regarded as a weed in Oz.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,237

    some people regard it as a weed here as well FM but I like it

  • Care is needed ........look what happened to Japanese Knotweed??????.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,237

    It's just a shrub that seeds about a bit slaphead.  No danger to the publicimage

  • I've had one for quite a few years and it hasn't spread at all.  The bees love the flowers.  I just keep it pruned back as it can grow quite large. But it's a beautiful plant and hasn't given me any troubles at all.

  • tony williams2tony williams2 Posts: 177

    Thank you all i,l tell the owner. I shall keep an eye on it for her !image

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