Fuchsia magellanica 'Thompsonii'
'Thompsonii' is a relatively upright, semi-evergreen shrub to 1.5m with red young stems and grey-green leaves. The slender flowers have a pink calyx and purple petals in summer and autumn
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- 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
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How to grow
Can be grown outdoors in moist, fertile soil. Plant the base of the stems 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. See hardy fuchsia cultivation
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