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HALLERIA lucida

Commonly known as Tree fuchsia

Small evergreen tree from South Africa. Glossy green foliage and tubular red flowers produced from its trunk

 

  • Evergreen - to semi-evergreen. Glossy, ovate, bright green leaves with finely toothed or scalloped margins
  • Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
  • Red
  • Height - 2-3m (6½-10ft)
  • Spread - 2-3m (6½-10ft)
  • Tall Shrub - multi-branched shrub or small tree with pale grey to brown bark flaking in long strips. Flowers appear in small clusters in the buds of young shoots and in larger clusters on the main stem and older branches. Green berries ripen to black.
  • Tree
  • Heated greenhouse - warm temperate - Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 5°C (41°F) - use loam-based compost (JI No. 3), or loamless, in bright, filtered light. Water freely when in growth
  • Additional Features - Ornamental bark
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, whiteflies, vine weevils, grey mould(Botrytis), rust
  • Place of origin - South Africa, eastern Africa to Ethiopia
  • Flower Shape - Tubular
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • Hardiness - Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
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2-3m (6½-10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2-3m (6½-10ft)
 

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