Fuchsia magellanica 'Tricolor'
A deciduous shrub with small, grey-green leaves variably margined with cream and flushed pink when young; flowers slender, with red tube and sepals and purple petals
Other common namesfuchsia 'Tricolor'
SynonymsFuchsia magellanica 'Tricolor'
Fuchsia magellanica 'Versicolor'
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Fuchsia magellanica var. gracilis 'Tricolor'
Ultimate height1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread1–1.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
West–facing or South–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Potentially harmful
- Fruit are ornamental - not to be eaten. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
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
- Name status
How to grow
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. See hardy fuchsia cultivation for further information.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Patio and container plants
- Wildlife gardens
- Flower borders and beds
- Hedging and screens
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