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Ok to prune fuschia bush at this time?

GraysGrays Posts: 143
Morning all,
Its that dreaded time of year when I prune all my beech hedges and trees, as you can see from this photo, the fuschia next to my beech tree has grown like mad this year, and in order to prune the beech next to it I will need to take some off it.
Question is, will it damage it as I’ve read that fuschias need pruning in spring?
Thanks all.


  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 2,410

    @Grays Easier to see now! Personally I have fuchsias galore including one long hedge. It is not a special one in any way and grows wild but the bees love it when it's in flower. I prune mine any time of the year as it gets out of hand so quickly and I know it will grow back with a vengeance. Yours look very robust and if it were mine I wouldn't hesitate in pruning it whenever it was needed. That's just my opinion but others may have similar to you and give different advice.  :)
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,151
    I cut mine down when it gets out of hand whenever. It will start to die back anyway  towards winter depending on where you live so I wouldn't worry about it.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • GraysGrays Posts: 143
    Thanks for the advice guys.
    I just went to town on it and gave it a good short back and sides. 
    I’m sure it will be fine.
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