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Pruning Fuschia Mrs Popple

TheChunkTheChunk Posts: 25
I'm wondering what to do about pruning my Fuschia Mrs Popple. I think I've read that you should wait for the new growth to start in Spring and cut back fairly hard to the new growth.

Problem is I still haven't really got any new growth! I can see some tiny little red nodules but that's about it. Should I cut it back now or am I being too keen and should wait a bit longer?

Thanks in advance,


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,875
    I'd think you'd be ok to cut it back now.
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 5,261
    I prune them about now - in fact I cut one hardy fuschia right back last year (I feel bad saying it but I don't really like the bright pink of whatever variety it is so I 'risked' a hard cut)...
    and it flourished! 
    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    edited April 2018
    I prune mine at the back end of the year. In fact you have just reminded me that I was going to thin it out more with the pruning saw in the spring. Mine grows to about 7-8ft and I cut it back to about 3ft at the end of every 2nd year. 
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
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