Fuchsia
Fuchsia 'Billy Green'

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fuchsia (FEW-she-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Billy Green
Hybridized by Engles (UK)
Registered or introduced: 1966
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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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:

Amesti, California

Berkeley, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 22, 2009, PedricksCorner from Freedom, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

My Billie Green, like all of my upright fuchsias, is growing out in the full sun almost all day long. It makes for denser growth and more flowers. I won't know until this winter, how well it deals with the freezes we get here. But he is listed at the Northwest Fuchsia Society as being winter hardy, so I am hopeful!

Neutral

On Mar 14, 2009, ejanelli from San Francisco, CA wrote:

I have a question. Does anyone know if this variety is resistant to the Brazilian Fuchsia mite?

Thanks for any input.

(I'm tempted to try it.)

Neutral

On Feb 11, 2005, Baa wrote:

An upright Fuchsia which was bred in the UK that recieved an Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Bears many single, long tubed flowers with salmon pink sepals and corollas.

Flowers mainly from mid-summer to mid-autumn

Needs a well drained but moist soil in light shade. Like many Fuchsia cultivars it dislikes hot summers and full sun all day. Not very tolerant of frost.

Won't come true from seed but is very easily propagated by cuttings, preferably taken in the Spring prior to flowering.