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FUCHSIA magellanica 'Arauco'

Commonly known as Hardy fuchsia

Dainty tricoloured flowers of pink, white and purple. Similar to ‘Lady Bacon’ but smaller and more clearly defined colours
  • Deciduous
    To semi-evergreen in milder climates. Ovate-elliptic, scalloped to toothed leaves 1.5-6cm (½-2½in) long, sometimes tinted red underneath
  • Height
    75cm (30in)
  • Spread
    75cm (30in)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Upright shrub with pendent flowers
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy 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)
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold, drying winds
  • Partial shade

FUCHSIA magellanica 'Arauco'

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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    A container subject, if pruned, and suitable for growing against a wall
    Pests & Diseases
    Whitefly, vine weevils, capsid bugs, aphids, red spider mite, grey mould(Botrytis), rust
    Place of origin
    Chile. Arauco province
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Patio / pot plants
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
    (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
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
75cm (30in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  75cm (30in)

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