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Fuchsia 'Alison Sweetman'

fuchsia 'Alison Sweetman'

A semi-evergreen upright shrub with opposite or whorled leaves, and pink pendent flowers with a conspicuous tubular calix. Flowers have rose-pink sepals and a magenta corolla

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Colour & scent
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Spring
Summer
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Botanical details
Family
Onagraceae
Native to the UK
No
Potentially harmful
Fruit, are, ornamental, -, not, to, be, eaten., , Wear, gloves, and, other, protective, equipment, when, handling
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

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Ideal for growing under glass or in containers that can be brought indoors to overwinter. Grow in moist but well-drained potting compost, in bright filtered light with good ventilation. When in growth apply a liquid balanced fertiliser monthly. Keep just moist over winter. See tender fuchsia cultivation for more detailed advice in moist but well-drained fertile soil in a sheltered , partially shaded position. Ideal for growing under glass or in containers that can be brought indoors to overwinter. Ideal for growing under glass or in containers that can be brought indoors to overwinter. Grow in moist but well-drained potting compost, in bright filtered light with good ventilation. When in growth apply a liquid balanced fertiliser monthly. Keep just moist over winter. See tender fuchsia cultivation for more detailed advice but well-drained potting compost, in bright filtered light with good ventilation. When in growth apply a liquid balanced fertiliser monthly. Keep just moist over winter. See tender fuchsia cultivation for more detailed advice in containers but will need high nitrogen feed and potash during flowering periods. See tender fuchsia cultivation for further advice

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in any season.

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning

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.

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 and grey moulds rust.

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