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Fuchsia 'Empress of Prussia' (Fuchsia 'Empress of Prussia')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Fuchsia 'Empress of Prussia'

Other names

Fuchsia 'Empress of Prussia'

Genus

Fuchsia Fuchsia

Variety or Cultivar

'Empress of Prussia' _ 'Empress of Russia' is a compact, upright mid-sized deciduous shrub with dark-green leaves. It bears single flowers with spreading scarlet sepals and tubes and red-flushed magenta petals, in summer and autumn.


Fuchsia 'Empress of Prussia' is: Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Erect

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Magenta, Scarlet in Summer; Scarlet, Magenta in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Capsid bug , Vine weevil Aphids , Capsid bug , Vine weevil

Diseases

May be affected by rust.

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

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

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant outdoors in moist, fertile soil with the base of the stem 5cm below the soil surface. 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

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Fuchsia 'Empress of Prussia'

Other names

Fuchsia 'Empress of Prussia'

Genus

Fuchsia Fuchsia

Variety or Cultivar

'Empress of Prussia' _ 'Empress of Russia' is a compact, upright mid-sized deciduous shrub with dark-green leaves. It bears single flowers with spreading scarlet sepals and tubes and red-flushed magenta petals, in summer and autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Erect

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Magenta, Scarlet in Summer; Scarlet, Magenta in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Capsid bug , Vine weevil

Diseases

May be affected by rust.

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant outdoors in moist, fertile soil with the base of the stem 5cm below the soil surface. 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

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Fuchsia 'Empress of Prussia' (Fuchsia 'Empress of Prussia')

Common pest name

Fuchsia gall mite

Scientific pest name

Aculops fuchsiae

Type

Mite

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Recently introduced into the UK via the passenger baggage of a specialist plant collector. Now spreading across southern England and Northern France. Regulation may no longer be appropriate; industry management to be considered.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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