- Shop Now
- Burncoose Specialities
- This Month
- Offers & Promotions
- RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022
- Engage With Us
- Information, Help & Advice
- About Us & Our Services
- Terms & Conditions
- Log In / Register
emailWould you like to receive Burncoose newsletters?
Keep up to date on offers, events and news from us and the rest of the Caerhays Estate.
emailPlease enter your email address
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)
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