Tuesday, January 5, 2016



Fuchsia excorticata
An evergreen small tree, reaching a maximum height of 50 feet. It is a widespread native of New Zealand.
The orangish-red exfoliating bark is very attractive.
Hardy zones 8 to 10.

* historic archive photo

'Kiwi Sheen'
A small tree, reaching up to 10 x 10 feet, with glossy, deep rosy-red foliage.
The small, deep red flowers appear during spring and summer.

Fuchsia 'Gartenmeister'
An upright woody-based, perennial, reaching a maximum size of 3 x 3 ( rarely over 2 x 2 ) feet in size. It is great for patio planters and containers and can be brought indoors during the winter.
The foliage is bronze at first, turning to bronze-green with intense reddish-purple veins. The stems are also reddish-purple.
The intense deep orangish-red, hanging, tubular flowers are borne early summer until autumn frost. In tropical climates they may appear almost all year. They are great for attracting hummingbirds.
Hardy zones 9 to 10 in full sun to partial shade on consistently moist, fertile, well drained soil. It is heat tolerant ( unlike many Fuchsias ).

* photos taken on Aug 11 2015 in Columbia, MD

Fuchsia genii 'Aurea'
An arching shrub, reaching up to 4 x 4 feet.
The lance-shaped to ovate leaves are intense greenish-yellow.
The hanging, intense reddish-purple flowers appear during summer.
The red stems contrast nicely with the foliage.
Hardy zones 7 to 9 in partial to full shade on moist, well drained soil.

* photo taken on June 2 2016 in Annapolis, MD

Fuchsia magellanica ( Hardy Fuchsia )
It is an evergreen shrub, reaching up to 10 feet, in mild climates. It is native to southern Chile and southern Argentina.
The ovate or elliptical leaves, up to 3.5 inches long, are either paired or borne in 3s or 4s. The foliage is deep green.
The hanging flowers are borne late spring into late autumn.
Hardy zones 7 to 9 ( 6 on protected sites with deep winter mulch ) in full sun to partial shade.

Compact in habit, reaching up to 3 x 3 feet, with pure white flowers.

var riccartoni
Hardy north to zone 6b on protected sites.

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