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Fuchsia fulgens - DC.
                 
Common Name
Family Onagraceae
USDA hardiness 9-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rocky places, old walls, woodlands and open areas, often as an epiphyte on oaks, in Jalisco, Michoacan and Morelia[260].
Range Southern N. America - Mexico.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Tender Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Fuchsia fulgens


Fuchsia fulgens
   
Physical Characteristics
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Fuchsia fulgens is a deciduous Shrub growing to 1.2 m (4ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10 and is frost tender. It is in flower from Jul to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; East Wall. By.
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses: Drink.

Fruit - raw. An acidic flavour[188]. A juicy berry with a very nice flavour[K]. Also used as a beverage[105, 177]. The fruit can be up to 30mm long and 15mm wide[200].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
An easily grown plant and very free-flowering when in warm, sunny, humid conditions and a rich well-drained soil[260]. Succeeds in any fertile well-drained circum-neutral soil[200]. Succeeds in a good loam if leafmold and sand are added[1]. This species is only hardy in the mildest parts of Britain, and even there it can be cut back by frosts[166]. Plants have a tuberous rootstock[166], and if cut back by frost will often regenerate from the roots. The roots can be dug up and stored overwinter in a cool dry but frost-free location and then planted out again in the spring[188]. Plants tolerate being left dry and leafless in the winter[260]. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233]. A good bee plant[108]. This species is a parent of many ornamental cultivated greenhouse varieties[1]. Plants are very susceptible to whitefly[188].
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe[200] though it can also be sown in the spring[1]. Surface sow the seed in pots in a warm greenhouse and do not allow the compost to dry out[200]. Germination should take place in less than 6 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Inter-nodal cuttings of greenwood, 5 - 8cm long, May/June in a frame. Quick and easy, a high percentage take[78, K]. Overwinter in the greenhouse for the first year and plant out after the last expected frosts. Inter-nodal cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Very quick and easy, treat as greenwood cuttings above[K]. Cuttings usually succeed at any time during the growing season[K]. Division of tubers in the spring[188]. Dig up the plant as it comes into active growth and pot up the tubers with their growing stems. Grow them on in the greenhouse until established and plant them out in early summer.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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