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
Further Reading....
  • 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. Flowers are followed by almost spherical fruit to 1.5cm (½in) long
  • Heated greenhouse - warm temperate
    Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 5°C (41°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

FUCHSIA arborescens

 
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  • 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
    Erect, corymb-like panicles of very small flowers
    Tubular
  • 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
    Use loam-based compost JI No.3 in bright, filtered light
  • Hardiness
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable 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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • 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
  1.7m (5½ft)
 

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