Shrubby Fuchsia, Paniculate Fuchsia
Fuchsia paniculata

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fuchsia (FEW-she-uh) (Info)
Species: paniculata (pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh) (Info)
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Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

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:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Regional

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

Alameda, California

Oakland, California

San Francisco, California (2 reports)

San Leandro, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 19, 2015, selvahombre from San Diego, CA wrote:

This plant is really pretty and unique. I'm not sure why it's not more common. Please let me know if you know where to find the plants

Neutral

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

Fuchsia paniculata is a large shrub that can grow to 10 ft, or a small tree that can grow to 25 ft. The plant is bushy and flowers heavily.

The lance shaped leaves are serrated and 2-6 inches long. They are dark green on top and and paler green underneath.

All parts of Fuchsia paniculata , but especially the leaf stalks, have a reddish purple tint.

The flowers are not like other Fuchsia flowers, as they are small and carried in erect panicles. The purplish pink flowers are followed by small purplish red berries.