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Commonly known as Lady's eardrops
DeciduousSmall, green leaflets
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightUpright shrub with small, pendulous flowers at the leaf axils. Black fruit
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
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Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesWhiteflies, capsid bugs, aphids, vine weevil, red spider mites, grey mould, rust.Place of originMexico to PanamaResistant 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/ConditionsPatio / pot plants
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
(see photos above)
(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
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- 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
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- Propagation Fuchsia arborescens - Video Tip ondemand_video
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