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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Fuchsia can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or trees, rarely perennials, with opposite or whorled leaves and usually pendent flowers with conspicuous tubular calyx, 4 spreading sepals and 4 erect petals
F. magellanica makes an attractive hedge in milder areas, where it can remain semi-evergreen. Flowers have scarlet sepals with a purple corolla
Foliage Semi-evergreen or Deciduous
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Can be grown outdoors in moist, fertile soil. Plant the base of the stem 5cm below the soil surface and provide a deep winter mulch and shelter from cold drying winds. May remain semi-evergreen in milder areas where it can be grown as a hedge
Propagate by softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance
Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 6
Pests Under glass, can get glasshouse whitefly, glasshouse red spider mite, aphids, glasshouse leafhopper, thrips and vine weevil; outdoor plants are less troubled by these pests but can also get capsid bug and caterpillars
May be affected by a rust
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