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Woody Fuchsia

Hi, I got 12 fuchsia's from a garden centre friend who was closing down. I got them in October after they had flowered. I replanted in different parts of the garden with new compost. Only 7 are  starting to show life, all in different parts of the garden, So I am confused, Why are the others looking sad, dead, sticky, brittle?  Thanks.


  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,819
    Are they the same variety? Are they hardy? Some fuchsia are hardier than others and it would also depend where in the garden you have planted them - some might be in a more sheltered position.

    If you feel adventurous, try scraping a bit of bark to see if there’s any green underneath. If not, give them a bit more time. Fuchsias are late to leaf.
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,002
    Perhaps because they are dead - are you sure they were hardy varieties? 
    Even inside the greenhouse some of my non-hardies have had a tough time this winter,  and not all will make it.
  • Thank you both, Yes  hardy and all in  sun. I  will wait  longer and  try that  tip. Thank  you 
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