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FUCHSIA excorticata

Commonly known as Kotukutuku, New Zealand fuchsia

New Zealand species with yellow and violet tubular flowers and striking bark on maturity
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£16.00 each

Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2021
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Deciduous - to semi evergreen in warmer climates.
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - violet
  • Yellow
  • Height - 4m (13ft)
  • Spread - 1.2m (4ft)
  • Tall Shrub - or small tree. Bark peels spontaneously, hanging in strips.
  • 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 - bees. Pollen is bright blue.
  • Ornamental bark
  • Pests & Diseases - whiteflies, capsid bugs, aphids, vine weevil, red spider mites, grey mould, rust.
  • Place of origin - New Zealand
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Tubular - - to 2.5cm (1in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Sub-tropical / mediterranean -
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • 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 - Spring -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
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4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.2m (4ft)
 

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