AWARD

FUCHSIA 'Riccartonii'

Commonly known as Lady's eardrops

(HEDGING) - dainty red & purple flowers, excellent in exposed conditions
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FUCHSIA 'Riccartonii'

 
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  • Deciduous
    Dark-green leaves with a slight bronze sheen.
  • Purple Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
  • Red
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    1-2m (3-6½ft)
  • Hedge Ideal for hedging
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Hardy - very cold winter Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - syn. F magellanica 'Riccartonii'. Can be grown as a hedge 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.
  • Flower Shape
    Single Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
  • Tubular
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Ovate
  • 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
  • Rabbit Resistant
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2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1-2m (3-6½ft)
 

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