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Hi I have been told this is a pagoda plant, but the pagoda plant I have seen in books is nothing like this.  It is growing in a south facing garden and is shrub like.  It grows aprox 3ft in a season. Your help in identifying would be appreciated.  Thank you, Tony.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,166

    Leycesteria formosa

    I've heard it called a lot of things but not that. I can see where the idea comes from though.

    Pheasant Berry and Himalayan Honeysuckle are more common names

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,211

    The Pagoda Plant is Clerodendron paniculatum. 'Pagoda' from the shape of the Clerodendron flower panicles.

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,743

    As Nut says, it L formosa, and not the Pagoda plant which is as Ladybird4 says.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Thank you all for your very helpfull replies. I was given a cutting by a relative and told what she thought the name was. Huh ! Now i know i can tease her lol.

                                            Thanks again Tony.

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