Encliandra Fuchsia
Fuchsia thymifolia

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fuchsia (FEW-she-uh) (Info)
Species: thymifolia (ty-mih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
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Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Berkeley, California

Carlsbad, California

Long Beach, California

Napa, California

Paradise, California

Redwood City, California

Santa Clara, California

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 7, 2008, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

In ultimate conditions in the wild, this species will grow to 10 feet (3 m.) In cultivation its usual height is approximately 3 foot (1 m.)

This species occurs in the wild from Mexico to northern Guatemala, and is reportedly hardy in zones 8-11.

The leaves are oval shaped, sometimes have a toothed edge, and have fine hairs on both the top and bottom.

The solitary flowers have a green/white tube aging to pink, and the sepals and petals have the same colors.

The black/purple fruits are fleshy.