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Fuchsia 'Chilli Red'
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A compact, bushy and upright deciduous shrub, with new flower buds resembling chillis. They open to bell-shaped flowers from summer until autumn. Unlike many fuchsia cultivars, 'Chilli Red' flowers have no corollas

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Red Green
Autumn Red
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Onagraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy, Columnar upright
Genus

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

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a sheltered spot, in moist fertile soil in full sun or light shade. In colder areas, protect from cold drying winds, and provide a deep winter mulch. Pinch out growing tips to encourage bushier growth and more flowers

Propagation

Propagate by seed, semi-hardwood or softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning Group 6

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids, capsid bug and vine weevil

Diseases

May be susceptible to rust

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