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Commonly known as Lady's eardrops
DeciduousDark-green leaves with a slight bronze sheen.
PurpleShades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
HedgeIdeal for hedging
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Hardy - very cold winterHardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowSyn. F magellanica 'Riccartonii'. Can be grown as a hedge in milder areasPests & DiseasesWhiteflies, capsid bugs, aphids, vine weevil, red spider mites, grey mould, rust.Place of originChile, Argentina.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower ShapeSingleRow of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petalsTubular
Garden Location/ConditionsCoastal / windswept
(see photos above)Ovate (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
WildlifeBee friendlyRabbit Resistant
- 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