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Fuschia has lost its flowers


By Meanie

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom Gb

I recently bought a climbing fuschia called Lady Boothby.I put it in the ground & it has probably grown a good foot in height,but all the flower heads & buds,bar 2, have fallen off.It also seems to be producing plenty of side shoots.It was very pot bound,so is it just making hay now with all this new space for the roots,or is there a problem?



Sounds as if its putting on growth now that its got the chance, doesn't it? Not sure what you mean by a climbing fuchsia though - they come in 2 varieties, trailing or upright (bush). As long as the leaves and stems are healthy and growing (and it sounds like they are) I'm sure it will produce flowers sometime this month, which is much more the time when you expect to see them in fuchsias planted in the garden - often no flowers before the end of June.

1 Jul, 2009


It's called the world's only climbing fuchsia, Bamboo - heavily promoted by T&M, also sold by a lot of other sources. Sold as extremely hardy.

1 Jul, 2009


That's the answer that I was hoping for.
I got it from a small local nursery where I go for Tryphillia Fuschias.I was drawn to it because of its unusual growth habit & the fact that the flowers are not unlike magellanica.
Also found a really dainty one called David.

1 Jul, 2009


Yep, Lady Boothby is a climbing Fuchsia and can be grown up trees or larger shrubs, it can grow up to 3 metres. I have got one in a pot which needs planting, it will hide next doors very leggy horrible lilac which I hate with a passion!!

1 Jul, 2009


Ho hum, I really must try to keep up! Thanks for the info though, I shall seek it out as soon as possible.

1 Jul, 2009


it isnt a ture climber, doesnt twine. the shoots grow up through and the leaves when they open act like side struts stopping it falling down. i have had it for 2 yrs now and hardy in easy yorks.

1 Jul, 2009


Seaburngirl"i have had it for 2 yrs now and hardy in easy yorks."
That's good news-it seems that most are described as hardy nowadays, although they rarely live up to the claim.
I'm very taken with the idea of it, so heres hoping.

1 Jul, 2009


I have 3. The one in the ground is not doing as well as the ones in pots, but all growing well.

It's a lovely plant and you shouldn't have too many problems with it. Tie the stems in gently if you want to some support and if you lose your blooms this year, then you should get a great show next year.

Good luck with it. :o)

1 Jul, 2009


it got to 4 ft and the hard frosts knocked it back to 2ft. i then pruned it back to 1ft in april. it is well over 2 1/2 ft now with a few buds. :o)

2 Jul, 2009

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