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Fuchsia 'Mrs Wilks'
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fuchsia 'Mrs Wilks'

A deciduous trailing shrub with opposite or whorled dark green leaves and pendent flowers with white flushed pink sepals with green tips, pale pink tube and a white corolla with a pale pink base, produced from summer to autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer White Pink Green
Autumn White Pink Green
Winter
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1C
Botanical details
Family
Onagraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy, Trailing
Potentially harmful
Although Fuchsia berries are edible, most are not particularly tasty and are sparsley produced on plants. Fuchsia plants are generally grown as an ornamental and not for fruit crops within the UK
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 heated greenhouse, windowsill or conservatory, in containers of peat-free multi-purpose potting compost and plant outside in early summer, or use for summer containers in sun or part shade. Water freely and apply a general liquid fertiliser monthly, from spring to summer. See tender fuchsia cultivation for further information

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in any season.

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • hanging basket
  • Patio and container plants
  • Coastal
  • Sub-tropical
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
Pruning

Pruning Group 6

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids, capsid bug, fuchsia gall mite, fuchsia flea beetle, glasshouse red spider mite and vine weevil

Diseases

May be susceptible to fuchsia rust, grey moulds and honey fungus (rarely)

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