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08/08/2013 at 21:07

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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08/08/2013 at 21:10

Leycesteria Formosa

08/08/2013 at 21:14

Yep, also known as Pheasant Berry

08/08/2013 at 21:38

Agree Leycesteria formosa

 

08/08/2013 at 22:01

Careful very invasive and grows long runners nightmare!

 

 

08/08/2013 at 22:03

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

08/08/2013 at 22:35

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

08/08/2013 at 22:54

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

08/08/2013 at 23:08

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

09/08/2013 at 10:44

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.

09/08/2013 at 13:35

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

02/09/2013 at 09:03

I just bought one plant 3 months ago.

It is a Himalayan Honeysuckle, grows very rapidly.

It is quite invasive, so keep an eye on it...

02/09/2013 at 09:06

I have had one for 20 years. It gets big but not invasive. Easily cut down like a buddleja to keep in check if need be.

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