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

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
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 compact, upright, bushy, deciduous shrub with ovate to elliptic, dark green leaves and, from summer into autumn, small, flowers with reddish-pink sepals and mauve to purple, single corollas.


Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb' is: Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Bushy, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Reddish pink, Purple in Summer; Purple, Reddish pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer

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.

Black sooty mould Black sooty mould

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 6.


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Where to grow

Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb' (Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow in moist, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade. Plant the base of the stem 5cm below the soil surface. Mulch in winter 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 Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb'

Other names

Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb'

Genus

Fuchsia Fuchsia

Variety or Cultivar

'Tom Thumb' _ 'Tom Thumb' is a compact, upright, bushy, deciduous shrub with ovate to elliptic, dark green leaves and, from summer into autumn, small, flowers with reddish-pink sepals and mauve to purple, single corollas.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Bushy, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Reddish pink, Purple in Summer; Purple, Reddish pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer


How to care

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

Pruning

Pruning group 6.

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

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

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/


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb' (Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow in moist, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade. Plant the base of the stem 5cm below the soil surface. Mulch in winter 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 Shade

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 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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