From W. China and the Himalayas, this attractive bush has pendulous spikes of pale pinkish cream flowers set in dark purple bracts. Later it produces red-purple berries. It is a relative of our Honeysuckle and has become invasive in New Zealand and Australia. Frequently planted in Victorian gardens it fell out of favour but has regained popularity with new varieties and has become naturalised in a few places in southern England. It is named after William Leycester, a horticulturalist in Bengal in the 1820's.