Small Leaf Fuchsia
Fuchsia microphylla

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fuchsia (FEW-she-uh) (Info)
Species: microphylla (my-kro-FIL-uh) (Info)
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Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

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:

Amesti, California

San Anselmo, California

Yachats, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Fuchsia microphylla is a bushy shrub found from Mexico to Panama, that can climb to heights between 2 to 15 feet. (0.6 - 5 m.)

The leaves are opposite, lance shaped with a pointed tip and base, and can be toothed or smooth edged.

Flowers have white to reddish purple tubes, sepals and petals. The petals fade to deep purple as they age.

Positive

On Jan 23, 2007, mrs_colla from Marin, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

In San Anselmo it blooms year round. Other fuchsias have been badly damaged by gall mite, this one never got it eventhough it was visited by birds and bees.
Even with the frost (20's) at night it was unharmed.
Beautiful leaves and petite flowers. I love it!