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Fuchsia boliviana. Native to the forested foothills of the Peruvian Andes, this frost-tender shrub or small tree grows to 4.5m high. It has soft, grey-green leaves, sometimes with reddish veins, and pendent clusters of long-tubed scarlet flowers.
They are frost hardy to frost tender, min 5C, Most of the species will need a sheltered partially shaded position, with fertile moist but well drained soil. Prolonged low temperatures cause loss of top growth. If top growth dies in winter, cut back to ground level in spring. When grown as pot plants in a green house, fuchsias also need high-nitrogen feeds.
Grown for their flowers, usually borne from early summer to early autumn. The flowers are very attractive to bees. Suitable for coastal conditions. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.
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