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Standard fuchsia help

debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,204
Hi all, I bought a beautiful standard fuchsia from Lidl at Easter only £7.50 so really delighted then Hannah struck and broke it in half!! Tried to tape and splint the stem but to no avail. Gave up last week cut off all the dead upper half of the plant. Lower half is healthy but not a standard any more. Can I regrow it as s standard now the main upright stem is gone? Will upload a photo. Any advice? 

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  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,126
    As you say, it is no longer a standard. You could grow it as a bush fuchsia this year and take cuttings which you can train as standards for the future. If it isn't a hardy fuchsia you will need to keep it, and the new plants, indoors over winter. If it is a hardy variety then anything goes and it will survive quite well outside. If you don't know the variety then it is best to err on the side of caution and keep your prospective standards away from frost.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,858
    If you want to take cuttings for another standard it’s best to choose a cutting with three leaves for better balance. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,204
    Thanks Lyn will just grow it as a bush 
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