FUCHSIA excorticata

Commonly known as Kotukutuku, New Zealand fuchsia

New Zealand species with yellow and violet tubular flowers and striking bark on maturity
Further Reading....
  • 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

FUCHSIA excorticata

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£16.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • 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
    Australian / New Zealand
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
  • 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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