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Fuchsia 'Leonora'

fuchsia 'Leonora'

'Leonora' is an upright, deciduous shrub, to 75cm tall, with ovate to heart-shaped, toothed leaves. From summer into autumn it produces single flowers with pink sepals and pale pink petals that form a bell-shaped corolla

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
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

South–facing or East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Onagraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
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

Outdoors grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or part shade in a sheltered position, kept frost free over winter. Under glass grow in loam-based (JI No.3) or loam-less potting compost in bright filtered light and good ventilation. Keep just moist in winter. See fuchsia cultivation for further information

Propagation

Propagate by softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 6

Pests

Aphids, capsid bug, fuchsia gall mite and vine weevil may cause problems

Diseases

May be subject to fuchsia rust and grey moulds

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