Fuchsia Microphylla Hedging
Fuchsia microphylla (Hardy Fuchsia)
A delightful and unusual species of Hardy Fuchsia that has tiny delicate small rosy pink flowers and small bronzy leaves, a real talking point. Flowers are produced in great numbers on mature plants, almost like a soft cloud of colour from June until late autumn, this is a very rewarding Hardy Fuchsia to grow.
Fuchsia microphylla has all kinds of uses, add them to a shrub or mixed border where there foliage and flower colour will bring interest all season long, or plant them in a generous sized container (our plants are already well established in 2 litre pots, not little rooted cuttings in plugs) for a prize specimen that will look great on a patio or terrace. Like all of our Fuchsia varieties this also makes a delightful flowering hedge of 100cm or so, simply plant 3-4 plants per metre and our strong bushy plants will soon develop to make a fantastic hedge feature or screen in your garden.
Fuchsia microphylla grow well out in the garden in any good well drained soil in a sheltered spot, these are frost hardy shrubs so a cold winter and hard frosts may well kill of the top growth back to ground level, new growth will emerge from the base in Spring, probably even stronger than before. This is not something to be disheartened about, the most important thing is to get a strong and healthy root system established from which the new growths will emerge. As we can never predict what kind of Winter is in store each year, we recommend pruning Hardy Fuchsia microphylla shrubs in the spring, even if the top does get killed off over Winter, it will still provide useful protection for the crown of the plant and is best left in situ until the longer, warmer days return.
Like all Hardy Fuchsias, microphylla does very well by the sea.
How to grow Fuchsia microphylla
Position: Full sun, partial shade.
Foliage: Deciduous shrub, leaves drop from the plant in Autumn and fresh new ones emerge in Spring.
Soil and site: Any average well drained soil.
Flowering time: June to September ( and often later)
Growth rate: moderate
Ultimate height and spread: 100cm high x 100cm wide.
Hardiness: Frost hardy. May get cut to ground level by Winter frosts but new shoots will emerge from the base in Spring.
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and for the first season. Trim hedges and shrubs back to strong new growth in late Spring .
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We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.