Variegated Fuchsia
Fuchsia 'Tom West'

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fuchsia (FEW-she-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tom West
Hybridized by Meillez
Registered or introduced: 1853
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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:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Red

Purple

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Variegated

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:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

San Leandro, California

Santa Rosa, California

Portland, Oregon

Vancouver, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Neutral

On May 19, 2012, Villainesse from Santa Rosa, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

So far, the tiny Tom West I purchased late last year is surviving in the ground in mostly shade (just 3 - 4 hours AM sun). I did add a layer of mulch but we had a unusually dry winter in Sonoma County, and I seldom watered it. It is now growing noticeably, but is still very small with no buds. If it takes off it will earn a very positive rating, but it's too early to tell in May. I am very happy with how little water it has required. It will get limited but regular water this coming summer.

BTW, I'm pretty sure it is evergreen in a California zone 9.

Positive

On Sep 21, 2005, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This was a sport of Fuchsia Corallina. It can take full sun but does great in partial shade. This is a trailing plant and looks great in a hanging basket.

The leaves are red, green and white with red veins. Very attractive.