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Fuchsia 'Swingtime' (d)
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fuchsia 'Swingtime'

'Swingtime' is a bushy upright deciduous small shrub, with double flowers, the tube and sepals scarlet, the sepals spreading to recurved, petals white, veined red at the base

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

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H2
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

Under glass can be grown in either a loam-based or loam-less potting compost in bright filtered light with moderate humidity and good ventilation. When in growth apply a liquid balanced fertiliser monthly. Keep just moist over winter. Overwinter indoors. See fuchsia cultivation for further information.

Propagation

Propagate by softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
Pruning

Pruning group 6

Pests

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

Diseases

May be subject to glasshouse grey moulds and fuchsia rust

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