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Fuchsia 'El Camino' (d)

fuchsia 'El Camino'

A small, deciduous, bushy trailing shrub, with dark green foliage, and abundant pendent double flowers which have a creamy pink corolla with reddish-pink streaks and red-pink sepals, from summer through to autumn. Very suitable for containers and hanging baskets

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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
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Pink Green
Autumn Pink Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
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

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a unheated greenhouse in containers of peat-free multi-purpose compost in bright indirect light and keep just moist. Can be grown outside in the summer months in sun or part shade, water freely and use a general liquid fertiliser monthly. May be hardy in mild areas or inner city locations. 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
  • Patio and container plants
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • hanging basket
  • Bedding
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
  • Flower borders and beds
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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