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Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb' (Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb')

Skill rating
Skill rating
Intermediate
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
2 hours care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
0.5m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.5m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb'

Other names: Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb'

Genus: Fuchsia Fuchsia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Tom Thumb' _ 'Tom Thumb' is a dwarf deciduous shrub with small, single flowers with short red sepals and tube, and mauve-purple petals.


Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb' is: Deciduous

Flower: Purple, Red in Summer; Purple, Red in Autumn

Foliage: Dark-green in Summer

Habit: Bushy, Weeping

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Ants , Capsid bug , Glasshouse leafhopper , Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly , Thrips , Vine weevil Ants , Capsid bug , Glasshouse leafhopper , Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly , Thrips , Vine weevil

Diseases: May be affected by rust.

Specific diseases: Black sooty mould Black sooty mould

General care


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Where to grow

Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb' (Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation: Plant 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.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)


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Botanical name: Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb'

Other names: Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb'

Genus: Fuchsia Fuchsia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Tom Thumb' _ 'Tom Thumb' is a dwarf deciduous shrub with small, single flowers with short red sepals and tube, and mauve-purple petals.


Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb' is: Deciduous

Flower: Purple, Red in Summer; Purple, Red in Autumn

Foliage: Dark-green in Summer

Habit: Bushy, Weeping

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Ants , Capsid bug , Glasshouse leafhopper , Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly , Thrips , Vine weevil

Diseases: May be affected by rust.

Specific diseases: Black sooty mould

General care


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Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb' (Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation: Plant 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.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)


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