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FUCHSIA magellanica 'Alba'

Commonly known as Hardy fuchsia

Hardy variety sometimes used as a low hedge. White flowers tinged with mauve
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - to semi evergreen in warmer climates. Ovate-elliptic, scalloped to toothed leaves 1.5-6cm (½-2½in) long.
  • White - tinged mauve
  • Height - 1.2-1.5m (4-5ft)
  • Spread - 2-3m (6½-10ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - erect shrub. Small flowers are feely produced. Red, oblong-shaped fruit.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - will grow to 3m (10ft) in milder areas.
  • Pests & Diseases - whiteflies, capsid bugs, aphids, vine weevil, red spider mites, grey mould, rust.
  • Place of origin - Chile, Argentina.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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1.2-1.5m (4-5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  2-3m (6½-10ft)
 

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