5 August 2022

Leycesteria formosa LITTLE LANTERNS

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Leycesteria formosa LITTLE LANTERNS

Cultivar denomination: 'CDC01' PBR

Leycesteria Little Lanterns has bright golden yellow leaves that tolerate the sun well. Little Lanterns produces white flowers from July to September, after which purple berries appear. This Leycesteria is naturally a dwarf sized shrub and branches very well.  Little Lanterns reaches about 90 cm in height and 75 cm in width and does not need pruning.  Recommended location for Little Lanterns:  sunny or semi-shady in a fertile, moist but permeable soil. Little Lanterns are great for any garden, as a border shrub and in pots on a terrace or balcony. Hardy to -15 ° C. For this reason, in Poland it can be planted in the ground only in the warmest parts of the country. In remaining areas it should be grown in containers kept in cool rooms during the winter.

Hardiness zone: 8a -12/-9 °C

Breeder: Charles Carr, The United Kingdom

Year of market introduction: 2021

Applicant: Plantipp BV, Brunel 21, 3401LJ IJsselstein, The Netherlands