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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 PeterboroughPosts: 26,398

    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

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,892

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

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,383

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

    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • 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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