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Commonly known as Lady's eardrops
PurpleShades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
Shades of pinkAll shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightUpright, free-flowering shrub with red shoots. Small flowers have cerise tubes and sepals and violet corollas turning purple-red
Hardy - average winterHardy 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)
Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant - insectsPests & DiseasesWhiteflies, vine weevils, capsid bugs, aphids, red spider mites, grey mould(Botrytis), rustPlace of originGarden originResistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower ShapeSingleRow of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petalsTubular
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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