What Type of Fuchsia?
I have some large areas I would like to fill up with some fuchsia plants. I often see large plants (3' tall) that would be ideal. Two seasons ago I bought two plants and in summer they come out in full bloom about 7" high - lovely. But over winter they become twigs and each spring I cut them back to virtually ground level and up they pop come summer. As they die back to nothing I assume they will never grow large/bush like. (I'm obviously a numpty re plants). Can you give me some advise on what type to buy that will grow and spread to become a small bush. Thank you.
The following hardy fuchsias may be suitable,
Mrs Popple - very vigorous upright form and quick to get going in the spring.
Genii - paler/lime green foliage and tough as old boots. There’s one in my garden about 5’ tall and it doesn’t object to being hard pruned from time to time.
Hawkshead - another upright one with white flowers