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Fuchsia 'Sylvia Barker'
  • RHS AGM

fuchsia 'Sylvia Barker'

A very floriferous semi-evergreen trailing shrub with opposite or whorled leaves and pendent sinble flowers with a conspicuous tubular calix. Has white sepals with a green tip, white tube and a scarlet corolla

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 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 Red Green
Autumn White Red Green
Winter
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H2
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 cool or frost-free greenhouse in containers of peat-free multi-purpose compost in bright indirect light and keep just moist. Can be grown outside for the summer in sun or part shade, water freely and use a general liquid fertiliser monthly from spring to summer. See tender fuchsia cultivation for further information

Propagation

Propagate by soft-wood cuttings in any season.

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • hanging basket
  • Patio and container plants
  • 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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