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Fuchsia megellanica - 'Mrs popple' (Ladies Eardrops, Fuchsia)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Hedging & Screening, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Red Flowers (Summer), Dark green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Fuchsia megellanica - Cultivation Notes

These hardy fuchsias will grow in most fertile yet well drained soils either in full sun or part shade. They are slightly tender so avoid wet soils or frosty areas. Mulch in winter and trim to shape, removing older weak growth as necessary.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Fuchsia megellanica:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary

Weaknesses of Fuchsia megellanica

  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

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Common Missspellings: Fuscia, Fewcia, Fuccia, Fuchsea, Fuchcia, Fewsia

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