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Can anyone Id this Fuschia please ?

Would like to know the variety , it survives cold winters and is quite large at almost 2 meters high.Thanks


  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,426
    Fuchsia riccartonii... it's quite hardy and often used for hedges.. 
    East Anglia, England
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,060
    @Marlorena. Do you think that this one with the bigger flowers could be Mrs Popple. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • @Marlorena @ Lyn , thanks very much. it does have bigger flowers than the fushchia I often see in hedges that have very narrow elongated flowers which is what comes up when i google search Fuchsia riccartonii..Mrs popple looks more on the money.
  • BiljeBilje Posts: 770
    I was going to suggest Mrs Popple too. A good grower/survivor in my NE garden. Mine doesn’t grow to 2 meters though, perhaps one metre. I cut it right back in Spring I suppose if I didn’t prune it it might reach 2 metres.
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,426
    ..well, I didn't think it was Mrs Popple because when I grew it, I had 2 plants, on the south coast near Eastbourne, they never got much above 3 feet, with what I thought were larger flowers and a more dense, bushy and arching habit.. 
    The growth and shape on yours does not remind me of that Fuchsia, especially at the base.. 

    ... 2 metres in Yorkshire surprises me but it's a long time since I had Mrs Popple and memory fades.. so.. up to you on that... you may be right.. 
    East Anglia, England
  • Mrs Popple is usually around 1m height and spread 
     If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”—Marcus Tullius Cicero
    East facing, top of a hill clay-loam, cultivated for centuries (7 years by me). Birmingham
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