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Fuchsia splendens

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height1.5m to 2m
  • Spread0.8m to 1m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourOrange red
  • Leaf ColourPale green

Description

Fuchsia splendens. This is an upright shrub with pale green foliage and small single flowers with broad orange-red tubes and short green sepals and petals.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

Southern N. America - Mexico

Interest and use

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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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.5
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

It is marginally frost hardy.

Propagation

Propagate from seed or cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to white fly, red spider mites, rust and grey mould.

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