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FUCHSIA microphylla

Commonly known as Lady's eardrops

Tiny flowers are pinkish-red, new growth is reddish
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - small, green leaflets
  • Red - pinkish red
  • Height - 1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread - 75cm (30in)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - upright shrub with small, pendulous flowers at the leaf axils. Black fruit
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy 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)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - whiteflies, capsid bugs, aphids, vine weevil, red spider mites, grey mould, rust.
  • Place of origin - Mexico to Panama
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Single - Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
  • Tubular
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Patio / pot plants -
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
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1.2m (4ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  75cm (30in)
 

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