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Plant or Shrub?

Hi all,

Whilst doing some good old weeding in Spring I found a wooded stem about 4" with a small, single dark green shoot. I potted it up and this is what its produced! Obviously a Fuschia of some sort but can anyone tell me what kind? And can you tell if it is a shrub or normal plant as I would like to plant it out but want to make sure I get the right location? Excuse my terminology as I am a gardening novice!



they are a shrub I suppose as they do get woody and it is also a plant. Cant decide on which until the flower is fully open as the colours give the identification.

11 Jul, 2011


If this Fuchsia survived last winter, then my money's on its being a hardy one - plant out into the ground in September, don't leave it in the pot, they're not hardy in pots. Classed as a sub shrub I think, not sure, but plant means any kind of plant which grows, from trees through shrubs, perennials, biennials and onto summer bedding - shrub means it has a woody skeleton above ground in winter, or remains evergreen and woody above ground.

11 Jul, 2011


I'm wondering whether it might be Alice Hoffman but its hard to tell the size from the photo and Alice is rather dainty and this one looks chunkier. There are so many hardy fuchsias nowadays. Post again when the flowers are fully out.

11 Jul, 2011


All your replies are much appreciated. Will repost when flowers are out. Thanks

12 Jul, 2011

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