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Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb'

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

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

Foliage: Dark-green in Summer

Habit: Compact, Bushy, Upright

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

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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

Pruning: Pruning group 6.. REGISTER to read more...


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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: Full Shade, Partial 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 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

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

Foliage: Dark-green in Summer

Habit: Compact, Bushy, Upright

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

Pruning: Pruning group 6.. REGISTER to read more...


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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: Full Shade, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)


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Hello, I have a big project for my school program which I am studying Horticulture. I am working on estimation cost for Fuchsisa Tom Thumb so I am wonder where can I get information about specicfity how to grow from seed, what kind soil? how often to fertilization? what size of container to start seed? Thanks smiles!
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