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Pruning Rust Affected Standard Fuchsia

lizmaclizmac Posts: 77

I normally prune my standard fuchsia in early Spring but this year they have been badly affected by rust.

Would it do any harm to prune them now so I can get rid of all the rust?


  • LynLyn Posts: 22,884

    My fuchsias have only just succumbed to rust,  as they almost always do this time of the year.  I dont prune them now, just strip off all the leaves,make sure they are all of the compost, give a spray of anti fungal,  they come back fine next year. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • nodlisabnodlisab Posts: 411

    I also cut mine back by a third, if you can keep them above 5 degrees they will put on growth during the winter and give you an early start next year especially for cuttings.

  • lizmaclizmac Posts: 77

    Thanks for advice everyone - I think I have done something from all - I have taken off all the leaves, and binned not composted, I have cut them down to a bit below a third as I wanted to reduce the size of some of them and I have given them all a thick mulch.

    I planted a climbing fuchsia last year which, even now, looks lovely growing up a trellis, no rust and cuttings take very easily.  I would highly recommend it.

  • sooty5sooty5 Posts: 107

    What type is the climbing Fuchsia Lizmac? Have you any photos?


  • lizmaclizmac Posts: 77



    Its called 'Lady Boothby' purchased from Home Base.  Will try to put a picture on???

  • I'm desperate my fuschias are  riddled  with rust 

     pleas can any one help?

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