AWARD

FUCHSIA 'Riccartonii'

Commonly known as Lady's eardrops

(HEDGING) - dainty red & purple flowers, excellent in exposed conditions
Further Reading....
  • 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

FUCHSIA 'Riccartonii'

 
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  • 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
    (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
    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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