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Leycesteria formisa purple rain 3ltr

Leycesteria formisa purple rain 3ltr

Leycesteria formosa ‘Purple Rain’ is a captivating deciduous shrub known for its ornamental features and wildlife appeal, making it a fantastic addition to UK gardens. It typically grows to a height of 1.5-2 meters, forming an upright and bushy habit with arching stems.

Best planted in full sun to partial shade, ‘Purple Rain’ thrives in moist, well-drained soil. It blooms from mid-summer to early autumn, producing pendulous clusters of delicate white flowers tinged with purple, which are followed by ornamental purple-black berries that persist into winter. These flowers and berries are highly attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds, providing essential food sources throughout the seasons.

Maintenance for ‘Purple Rain’ is minimal. Prune lightly in late winter or early spring to remove dead or damaged branches and shape the shrub as desired. Feed with a balanced fertilizer in early spring to support healthy growth and flowering.

The nectar-rich flowers of ‘Purple Rain’ make it a valuable addition to wildlife-friendly gardens, supporting pollinator populations and promoting biodiversity. By planting ‘Purple Rain’, you not only enhance your garden with its attractive flowers and berries but also contribute to the conservation of bees and other beneficial insects, ensuring a thriving ecosystem in your outdoor space.


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