Fuchsia
Fuchsia 'Santa Cruz'

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fuchsia (FEW-she-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Santa Cruz
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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)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

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 herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood 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:

Chatsworth, Georgia

North Bend, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 24, 2009, Leehallfae from Seattle, WA wrote:

Santa Cruz half-hardy Fuchsia forms a lovely shrub, about 3 feet tall and maybe 4 feet wide. It is a reliable bloomer, and tolerates some cold, to maybe 20 F, if it is protected with either a blanket or mulch during severe cold and/or snow.

It also thrives in full sun (10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. DST), as long as it is watered once a week. If the soil is good, it will not need additonal fertilizer.