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Commonly known as Lilac fuchsia
EvergreenElliptic, thin, dark-green leaves 10-20cm(4-8in) long.
PurpleShades of purple/mauve/lilac/violetRose purple
Tall ShrubOr small tree. Erect habit. Flowers are followed by almost spherical fruit to 1.5cm (½in) long
Heated greenhouse - warm temperateCan be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 5°C (41°F)
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant - insectsPests & DiseasesWhiteflies, capsid bugs, aphids, vine weevil, red spider mites, grey mouldPlace of originMexico, Central America.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower ShapePaniclesErect, corymb-like panicles of very small flowersTubular
Garden Location/ConditionsGreenhouse / conservatoryNot the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winterUse loam-based compost JI No.3 in bright, filtered light
HardinessTender (greenhouse & conservatory)
Pruning groupPruning group 4Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
When: Annually in early Spring.
RHS group 5, 6 & 7
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil
- Growing & Caring for Fuchias
- Fully hardy fuchsias as hedging or as shrubs
- Wall climbing fuchsias
- Tender conservatory fuchsias
- Hardy, colourful border fuchsias
- Hard Pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Six weeks after pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Fuchsia procumbens
- Propagation Fuchsia arborescens - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Fuchsia Hardwood Cuttings - Video Tip ondemand_video