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Hardiness of heat-tolerant fuchsia?

Posted by vmr423 z8 SC (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 4, 13 at 17:32

Someone gave me a lovely fuchsia that bloomed very well through our hot and humid summer (zone 8b). It's in a pot, but I'd like to plant it out in an area that gets dappled shade. My concern is that it may not be as winter-hardy as fuchsias that aren't heat-tolerant.

I'm not sure of the variety- it kinda looks like the photos I've seen of 'Angel's Earrings', and the gentleman who gave it to me said it was a Japanese hybrid, so that might be what it is... It isn't the 'Cascading' form, but looks more like the upright 'Dainty' form. It doesn't want to be in a hanging basket- it wants to be a shrub...

We rarely get freezing temps here, but if we do, I don't want to kill the plant. Anyone have any experience with growing heat-tolerant fuchsias in the ground? I'll keep it in its pot for this winter, but would like to plant it out this spring...

Thanks for any help you can provide.


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RE: Hardiness of heat-tolerant fuchsia?

You shouldn't have any problems. Fuchsia heaven is a mild, frost-free climate but with cool summer temperatures. If any parts of your plant have died back over winter - this is not uncommon, even in ideal conditions - they can easily be pruned out. Even in a severe winter with more than 90% of the plant destroyed you can cut it away and it will grow back. Good luck. -Ian.


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