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Fuschia's die on me, Cause?

ZeroZero1ZeroZero1 Posts: 577
edited August 2018 in Problem solving
Not sure what I am doing wrong, but all the fuschias i grow suddenly die, year after year. What happens is that they look fine, they flower, then kaput - they start loosing all their leaves and die. I am growing all sorts of greenhouse, hanging basket types. I have a fuschia standard which is currently going the same way - I water regularly and some are outside and some in the greenhouse. The leaves dry up and that's it - hasta la vista baby

Any ideas as to cause. 


  • B3B3 Posts: 26,965
    To much sun or not enough water is usually the reason
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,829
    I grow all mine in the shade on the north side of the house.   They only get direct sun very early and very late and then only close to the summer solstice.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Mark56Mark56 Posts: 1,653
    edited August 2018
    They like a shaded-semi shaded position like B3 says, lots of feeding too. Do you have fuchsia gall mite in your area? Spider mite from being in gh? 
  • ZeroZero1ZeroZero1 Posts: 577
    Ah that must be it - too much sun. I shall put the standard in the shade
  • ZeroZero1ZeroZero1 Posts: 577
    No spider mites thank goodness
  • ZeroZero1ZeroZero1 Posts: 577
    Kinf Folks : Do you think my leafless Fuschias can be given CPR? 
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,965
    If it's green under the bark, they'll probably be ok.
    If it's not, don't give up on them, they often produce shoots from the base.
    If nothing happens by late spring next year, they're dead.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ZeroZero1ZeroZero1 Posts: 577
    thanks B3
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,965
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 2,676
    Hi ZeroZero1. There was a similar thread dated 2.2.2018 headed "Fuschias". Not sure what time of year you think your fuchsia is dead but if it is at the end of the season when all the leaves have dropped off this is normal. Have you left them at any time for Spring to arrive to see if they recover? I have a hedge of fuchsia and in Winter you would think it was dead with no possibility of recovery but sure enough come Spring it will start again and today mine is covered in flowers and bees. Hope  this is the case with yours.  :)
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