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Fuchsia magellanica 'Aurea' (Hardy fuchsia 'Aurea')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3m
Max height
2m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Fuchsia magellanica 'Aurea'

Other names

Hardy fuchsia 'Aurea', Magellan fuchsia 'Aurea', Golden fuchsia, Golden hardy fuchsia, Fuchsia magellanica var. gracilis 'Aurea', Lady's eardrops 'Aurea', Golden lady's eardrops

Genus

Fuchsia Fuchsia

Variety or Cultivar

'Aurea' _ 'Aurea' is a robust, erect, deciduous shrub with arching branches, small, yellow-green leaves and single, red and purple flowers blooming from summer to autumn.


Fuchsia magellanica 'Aurea' is: Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Upright

Flower

Purple, Red in Summer; Red, Purple in Autumn

Foliage

Yellow-green in Spring; Yellow-green in Summer; Yellow-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Plants under glass are subject to a variety of glasshouse pests.

Specific pests

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

Rust Rust

General care

Pruning

In early to mid-spring, cut the previous year's growth to within one or two buds of older wood.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Fuchsia magellanica 'Aurea' (Hardy fuchsia 'Aurea') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers, Greenhouse

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

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Fuchsia magellanica 'Aurea'

Other names

Hardy fuchsia 'Aurea', Magellan fuchsia 'Aurea', Golden fuchsia, Golden hardy fuchsia, Fuchsia magellanica var. gracilis 'Aurea', Lady's eardrops 'Aurea', Golden lady's eardrops

Genus

Fuchsia Fuchsia

Variety or Cultivar

'Aurea' _ 'Aurea' is a robust, erect, deciduous shrub with arching branches, small, yellow-green leaves and single, red and purple flowers blooming from summer to autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Upright


Colour

Flower

Purple, Red in Summer; Red, Purple in Autumn

Foliage

Yellow-green in Spring; Yellow-green in Summer; Yellow-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Plants under glass are subject to a variety of glasshouse pests.

Specific pests

Aphids , Capsid bug , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Rust

General care

Pruning

In early to mid-spring, cut the previous year's growth to within one or two buds of older wood.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Fuchsia magellanica 'Aurea' (Hardy fuchsia 'Aurea') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers, Greenhouse

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

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Fuchsia magellanica 'Aurea' (Hardy fuchsia 'Aurea')

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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