Fuchsia arborescens megalantha Donn.Sm.
Fuchsia arborescens parva Munz
Fuchsia arborescens syringiflora Lem.
Fuchsia arborescens tenuis Munz
Fuchsia hamellioides Moc. & Sesse ex G. Don
Fuchsia liebmannii H.Lév.
Fuchsia paniculata is an erect, deciduous shrub or small tree growing 3 - 8 metres tall.
The edible fruit is sometimes gathered from the wild and consumed locally. The plant is often grown as an ornamental[
Southern N. America to C. America - southern Mexico to Panama.
Frequent in moist oak-pine and evergreen cloud forests at elevations of 1,200 - 3,000 metres[
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Succeeds in any fertile well-drained circum-neutral soil[
]. Succeeds in a good loam if sand and leafmold are added[
Plants have escaped from cultivation in Hawaii and become naturalized there[
Fuchsia species flower and fruit mainly on new wood produced in the same growing season. Any pruning, therefore, is best carried out at the start of the growing season, cutting out old wood in order to encourage vigorous new growth[
A gynodioecious species with some plants producing only female flowers and others producing hermaphrodite flowers[
]. Gynodioecy occurs as a result of a genetic mutation that inhibits a hermaphroditic plant from producing pollen, while keeping the female reproductive parts intact.
Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[
Fruit - raw[
]. A juicy berry[
], it is about 9mm long and 7mm wide[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe[
] though stored seed can also be used. Surface sow the seed in a semi-shaded position in a seed tray, gently pressing the seed into the compost, and do not allow the compost to dry out[
]. Germination should take place in less than 6 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and grow them on until large enough to plant out.
Inter-nodal cuttings of greenwood, 5 - 8cm long in a frame. Quick and easy, a high percentage take[
Inter-nodal cuttings of half-ripe wood in a frame. Very quick and easy, treat as greenwood cuttings above[
Cuttings usually succeed at any time during the growing season[
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