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Commonly known as Kotukutuku, New Zealand fuchsia
DeciduousTo semi evergreen in warmer climates.
PurpleShades of purple/mauve/lilac/violetViolet
Tall ShrubOr small tree. Bark peels spontaneously, hanging in strips.
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy 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)
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant - bees. Pollen is bright blue.Ornamental barkPests & DiseasesWhiteflies, capsid bugs, aphids, vine weevil, red spider mites, grey mould, rust.Place of originNew ZealandResistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower ShapeTubularTo 2.5cm (1in) long
Garden Location/ConditionsAustralian / New Zealand
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
(see photos above)
(see photos above)
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