Fuchsia is a deciduous shrub which flowers over a long period from late Spring to late Summer, and may even continue to flower into Winter if temperatures do not drop too far. Flowers come in a wide range of colours from white through to pink, red and purple-blue which, as a result of the long flowering period, can be relied upon for interest. There are many hundreds of varieties in cultivation, which includes hardy forms for the garden, trailing and semi-trailing forms for hanging baskets and tubs and upright varieties which can be trained as climbers. Fuchsias are also commonly grown as standards or trained into various shapes in order to provide interest beyond the flowers and height to a floral display. Fuchsias will tolerate any soil condition provided that it neither too wet nor dry and are best grown in light shade, although they will usually cope with deep shade. If grown in full sun some varieties are liable to scorch so plan your planting carefully.


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