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Fuchsia hatschbachii (Hatschbach's fuchsia)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
1m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Fuchsia hatschbachii

Other names

Hatschbach's fuchsia

Genus

Fuchsia Fuchsia

Species

F. hatschbachii - F. hatschbachii is an arching, borderline hardy, deciduous to semi-evergreen shrub with glossy, narrowly ovate, sparsely-toothed, dark green leaves and, from early summer into autumn, slender, pendent flowers with deep reddish-pink sepals and a dark purple corolla.


Fuchsia hatschbachii is: Deciduous

Habit

Arching

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Reddish pink, Dark-purple in Summer; Reddish pink, Dark-purple 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 , Caterpillars , Gall mites , Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly , Leafhoppers , Thrips , Vine weevil Aphids , Capsid bug , Caterpillars , Gall mites , Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly , Leafhoppers , Thrips , Vine weevil

Grey mould , Rust Grey mould , Rust

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 6

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Fuchsia hatschbachii (Hatschbach's fuchsia) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), City, Coastal, Conservatory, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse

Cultivation

In mild areas, grow in moist but well-drained, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade. Plant the base of the stem 5cm below the soil surface. Protect with a deep winter mulch and from cold, drying winds. Will be evergreen or semi-evergreen in the warmer areas of its growing range.

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.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Fuchsia hatschbachii

Other names

Hatschbach's fuchsia

Genus

Fuchsia Fuchsia

Species

F. hatschbachii - F. hatschbachii is an arching, borderline hardy, deciduous to semi-evergreen shrub with glossy, narrowly ovate, sparsely-toothed, dark green leaves and, from early summer into autumn, slender, pendent flowers with deep reddish-pink sepals and a dark purple corolla.

Native to

Brazil

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Arching

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Reddish pink, Dark-purple in Summer; Reddish pink, Dark-purple 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 , Caterpillars , Gall mites , Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly , Leafhoppers , Thrips , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Grey mould , Rust

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 6

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Fuchsia hatschbachii (Hatschbach's fuchsia) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), City, Coastal, Conservatory, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse

Cultivation

In mild areas, grow in moist but well-drained, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade. Plant the base of the stem 5cm below the soil surface. Protect with a deep winter mulch and from cold, drying winds. Will be evergreen or semi-evergreen in the warmer areas of its growing range.

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.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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