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02/10/2013 at 14:58

Hi I wonder if anyone can tell me the name of this bush?  I have had it for a number of years but have forgotten it's name.  My daughter would like to buy one, so if anyone recognises it i would be so grateful.

Thanks in advance.

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02/10/2013 at 14:59

Ooh that's pretty. I haven't got a clue what it is (sorry Bumblebee!) but I'd like one!

02/10/2013 at 15:09

Hi Bumblebee6, it's Leycesteria Formosa or Pheasant Berry

02/10/2013 at 15:22

Yes I agree Leycesteria. Lovely shrub from the Himalayas. In my garden it thrives in some dappled shade.

02/10/2013 at 16:16

why dont you see if you can grow it from a cutting?

02/10/2013 at 16:24

Even easier from seed! And usually there are suckers coming up from round the plant which are easily pulled up and grown on.

02/10/2013 at 17:33

Yes definitely pundoc and msbeehaven are right. Have one in the garden,  grows quite tall and spreads too. Quite easy to grow from cutting. ? I love it the flowers droop down, so pretty,  you must get one

02/10/2013 at 20:00

Thank you so much for all your replies. I will be able to look it up now and will then have a go at taking some cuttings for my daughter. I love the plant especially as the flowers and berries are my favourite colour.  I will let you all know how I get on.

02/10/2013 at 20:04

Watch out though ...can be a thug.  Not a favourite of mine but others love it

02/10/2013 at 21:35

Why a thug? 

02/10/2013 at 23:10

The ripe berries are edible, have a nice treacle flavour. 

03/10/2013 at 07:45

I have the golden foliage version of this and the berries really stand out among the foliage, it seeds around and seems to be coming true from seed.

03/10/2013 at 12:37

beautiful plant - the flowers make me think of little pagodas!

03/10/2013 at 13:30

To each his own Verdun, I love them.as the "bunches" of berries in their caylaxes are sooo dainty, a touch of lovely purple this time of the year.Plus the birds love them, especially the black biirds. But I do agree that it seeds everywere! I don't know which is worst, these or Rowen seedlings. Thankfully they are easy to dig up.

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