Hardy Fuchsia 'Sharpitor'

Fuchsia magellanica var. molinae

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fuchsia (FEW-she-uh) (Info)
Species: magellanica var. molinae
Cultivar: Sharpitor
Hybridized by National Trust
Registered or introduced: 1974
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Category:

Shrubs

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Smooth

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Richmond, California

San Anselmo, California

Portland, Oregon

Vancouver, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 17, 2011, mrs_colla from Marin, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This plant has gorgeous foliage, delicate looking but really strong. It is never bothered by pests or the dreaded mite (Even though it is reported to not be mite resistant.) It grows a good foot per season too. Everything to be very happy about. But... It has a bit of a messy growth habit, it flops over and keeps going, and it has never bloomed for me. I had one in a pot, I have one in the ground. No blooms on either. I don't prune the in-ground one and I did prune the pot one...

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