Trees and shrubs

Leycesteria formosa, the pheasant tree


The pheasant tree is a beautiful shrub that blooms generously during the summer.

In summary, what you need to know

Last name : Leycesteria formosa
Family : Caprifoliaceae
Type : Shrub

Height
: 2 m
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade
Ground : Ordinary, well drained

Foliage
: Deciduous or Persistent -Flowering : July to October

Planting, pruning and maintenance all contribute to the proper development of the pheasant tree.

Planting the pheasant tree

The pheasant tree is planted differently, at fall or spring.

  • Follow our planting tips

Multiplication by division of the tuft in the fall or by cuttings in spring.

Note that the pheasant tree is a very fast growing shrub.

Maintenance of the pheasant tree

Easy to maintain, leycesteria requires little care, especially when properly installed.

Watering side, it is important to water regularly during the first 2 years after planting.

Mulching in summer helps maintain a good level of moisture in the soil and prevents weed growth.

The leycesteria is resistant to most diseases and therefore should not be a problem for you at this level.

Pruning the pheasant tree

You can prune lightly after each flowering so as to provoke new ramifications.

Reduce and balance the antlers at the end of winter or at the very beginning of spring to stimulate flowering.

The pheasant tree is pruning very well and can even be cut down to the ground, it will start again.

To know about the pheasant tree

Originally from the Himalayas, that's where its other name comes from, Himalayan honeysuckle.

The pheasant tree, a shrub with an upright and bushy habit, offers pretty flowers clusters hanging and colored.

Its flowers are renewed throughout the summer and adorn the garden until September.

Its deciduous foliage is tender green while its stems remain green throughout the year.

After flowering, pretty berries purples appear, they have, they say, the taste of caramel and are especially the pheasant happiness.

You will also install it in a hedge in the constitution of a flowering hedge, whether in a massif, in a grove or in isolation.

The pheasant tree is also a very honey-bearing shrub.

Smart tip

If you are planting during the winter, avoid periods of frost as this could compromise the recovery.


Also read on shrubs:

  • Tips for properly pruning shrubs
  • Flowering shrub ideas for a hedge
  • The hedge, the best defense against disease
  • Summer flowering shrubs

Video: Leycesteria formosa Pheasant Berry (November 2020).