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Unruly baskets

Posted by Athenian USDA 10B/Sunset 22 (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 26, 13 at 13:24

After many disappointing attempts, I have finally succeeded in cultivating a couple of healthy fuschia plants. They are quite unruly now and I'd like to prune them. I read though (can't remember where) that fuschias shouldn't be pruned during the growing season -- just during the winter. Is that true or should I go ahead and prune them now?

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RE: Unruly baskets

  • Posted by Athenian USDA 10B/Sunset 22 (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 26, 13 at 13:27

Note: I think I should probably have said cut back rather than actualy pruning. Is it okay to shape them up now?

RE: Unruly baskets

  • Posted by pwin none (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 22, 13 at 20:48

I have read that. Cutting them back in winter was recommended for those people overwintering their fuchsias. You can start pruning them after you see signs of growth or after last frost, so yes, go ahead. Pruning them will delay flower development, but encourage growth, making it a bushier plant.

Mine have been pruned by deer and are filling out well :P

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