Hardy Fuschia: signs of life?

KarB(Pacific NW (8))March 1, 2004


I planted a hardy fuschia "riccartoni" last fall. It's planted in a shady area near a fence, protected from winds. I mulched it well, didn't prune it and just left it over the winter. We did have a few nights of cold temps in Jan and I'm hoping the fuschia is OK. Our weather has been warm lately but I haven't seen any growth on the plant yet...when I should expect to see it growing again? I'm in coastal BC (zone 8). Will it start to regrow from old wood or will it sprout new growth from the rootstock?


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fuchsiabonsailady(z8 UK)

Hi Kar,
It will do both, sprouting from below the soil and old wood. This happens (according to weather conditions)around April/May. To encourage strong growth through the summer months, cut back the old wood when you see new growth appearing at soil level - Kath:)

    Bookmark   March 1, 2004 at 6:44PM
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Judeth(Z8 B.C. Can)

I live on the Pacific Coast Zone 8, and my Hardy Fuschia's I didn't think survived this winter. I see that both plants have some new growth coming up from the base. All last years stems are dead. Lets hope nothing eats this new growth.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2004 at 4:01PM
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I had my fuschia in a container and brought it inside during that cold spell in Jan. It has new growth all over.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2004 at 12:28PM
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