Mexican tree fuchsia
A semi-evergreen upright shrub with opposite or whorled leaves, and pink pendent flowers with a conspicuous tubular calix. Flowers have coral-red sepals with green tips and a green corolla. Can flower all year round in warmer conditions
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Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureWell–drained, Moist but well–drained
pHNeutral, Alkaline, Acid
Colour & scent
- Partial shade
- Full sun
West–facing or South–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
- Evergreen or Semi evergreen
- Bushy, Columnar upright
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
Will grow well in moist but well-drained fertile soil in a sheltered , partially shaded position. Can be grown in containers but will need high nitrogen feed and potash during flowering periods. See tender fuchsia cultivation for further advice
Propagate by softwood cuttings in any season.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Patio and container plants
- Low Maintenance
- Climber and wall shrubs
- Flower borders and beds
- Wall side borders
Pruning Group 6. Prune back hard to ground level in early spring if an infestation of Fuchsia Gall Mite is present or if top growth dies during winter, burn cuttings.
May be susceptible to fuchsia rust.
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