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fuchsia 'Tom Thumb'
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
'Tom Thumb' is a dwarf deciduous shrub with small, single flowers with short red sepals and tube, and mauve-purple petals
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Can be grown outdoors in moist, fertile soil. Plant the base of the stem 5cm below the soil surface and provide a deep winter mulch and shelter from cold drying winds
Propagate by softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 6
Pests Under glass, can get glasshouse whitefly, glasshouse red spider mite, aphids, glasshouse leafhopper, thrips and vine weevil; outdoor plants are less troubled by these pests but can also get capsid bug and caterpillars
May be affected by a rust
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