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FUCHSIA arborescens

Commonly known as Lilac fuchsia

Fairly tender evergreen shrub with panicles of very small flowers which are rose or rose-purple followed by dark purple fruit
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£13.50 each

Delivery Information Available again from March 2020
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Evergreen - elliptic, thin, dark-green leaves 10-20cm(4-8in) long.
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - rose purple
  • Height - 2m (6½ft)
  • Spread - 1.7m (5½ft)
  • Tall Shrub - or small tree. Erect habit. Very small flowers are held in erect panicles. Fruit is almost spherical to 1.5cm (½in) long.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - wildlife plant - insects
  • Pests & Diseases - whiteflies, capsid bugs, aphids, vine weevil, red spider mites, grey mould
  • Place of origin - Mexico, Central America.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Panicles
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not 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 winter
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
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2m (6½ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
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