Help! Fuschsias sprouting in crawl space..trim?

Willoughby, OH(Zone 5a)

We pulled our fuchsia out of the crawl space and they have put out long pale sprouts,searching for light.Should I trim these back? I plan to put them in a portable greenhouse on my deck in about a month,but even if they green up with the additional of light they are too long.Any suggestions?

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Freedom, CA(Zone 9b)

I was hoping someone with experience in overwintering fuchsias and other plants in dark cold places like yours, would respond and help you out. How are they doing? What did you decide to do? I hope you let us know, so others who follow can learn from your experience.

Willoughby, OH(Zone 5a)

Well,I trimmed them back,and put them in a portable greenhouse on my deck.Lost about half in the crawl space,which is about par for the course in my experience.The ones that survived are doing great.I heat the greenhouse with two portable heaters.

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Willoughby, OH(Zone 5a)

Here are a few pics of fuchsia I grew from little cuttings last september.I rotate them in and out of the house to provide color in these dreary months
Deep Purple

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Willoughby, OH(Zone 5a)

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Freedom, CA(Zone 9b)

Wow! Great job! Those look like very happy healthy plants! I am so glad you posted, we need more info from people like you who are getting fuchsias through rough winter areas. I have a small 'Display', it is new to my collection. I have yet to see it bloom, but now I know what to look forward to. I remember it from years ago, but I haven't seen it in person in many, many moons.....:-)

Union, WA(Zone 8b)

Hi, It is best to cut off the white branches that grow over the winter. They would eventually green-up but it takes strength away from more new growth.

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