Fuchsia magellanica



An evergreen shrub which grows to a height of 4 metres with a spread of 2 metres. Leaves are oval, light green and sometimes variegated. It bears purplish red flowers, which have the pendant bell shape so distinctive to Fuchsias.


Ornamental shrub.


Fuchsias are native to the South American coastal forests, so they do well in places with high humidity, plenty of rain and frost free winters. This species prefers rich, moist soils in a well protected position. It does well in partial shade and is drought and frost tender. It is most commonly propagated from cuttings, although it can be grown from seed.


Semi hardwood cuttings


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