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Fuschia in full and partial shade

Hi! I have two fuschia in the front garden and for winter they will be in full shade. I'm not sure when the sun will make it over my neighbours houses and onto the front garden, but even then it will be partial shade as it's facing north-west. 
Will they be happy enough in this situation? (Just planted)


  • B3B3 Posts: 21,433
    They probably won't have leaves it the winter so it won't make any difference so long as they get a bit of sun in the summer, they'll be OK
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,098
    Hardy fuchsias are perfectly happy in full shade. I'm assuming that's the kind you've planted?
    The amount of sun/shade really refers to summer conditions rather than what happens over autumn and winter.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Oh I see! good to know, thanks :) That's true for evergreen & winter flowering plants?
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,098
    Yes - the sun/light levels are lower in winter, so it becomes largely irrelevant. If a plant is described as needing full sun, it really refers to the amount it would get in summer.  :)

    Pretty much all fuchsias like shade though, regardless of hardiness. Some are hardier than others too, and some borderline ones can be hardy in mild areas. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • I have Mrs Popple and Snowcap, who both claims to be hardy. Thanks @Fairygirl!
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Even on hardy ones, expect some dieback over the winter, especially as these are young ones.  Once you see new green buds and leaves forming in spring (which may only be near the base of the plants), you can cut the dead branches off.  As they get older, there is usually less and less dieback each winter.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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