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I have a very large fuchsia which I inherited with the house, I don't cut mine back untill about march/april time, after the frosts. Then I cut right back and it comes back year after year ti about 4/5ft high. Do you know what type yours is.
I don't know what mine is either lol. Its very simular to mrs popple except the flowers are longer, rather than round. But its very hardy and always comes back after the deepest of snow. Hope yours survives too. It must have sentimental meaning to you.
The only thing you can do is mulch them which will provide some protection if you are worried about. 3-4 inches will do.
I would think it is very hardy if it has lasted 40/50 years I have a hardy one that I inherited and I don' cut it back until the spring so I would think it would be OK until then. You could mulch it as Dave M suggests. Mine is flowering the best ever at the moment.
Mine are still flowering too. Did put a couple of new ones in a few weeks ago. They have definitely grown, but do they need covering at all even tho they hardy
im a novice gardener and new to keeping fushias so dont no much about the care they need, mine stopped flowering about a month or so ago, i also have a white fushia in the kitchen deep purple i think that i had from a cutting it flowered twice even though the plant was only 4 inches tall, the flowers were almost as big as the plant
Its always best to cut off those first flowers, the plant will grow bigger root, it cant feed flower and grow roots. I didnt find deep purple overwintered outside, so I would keep it in somewhere cold but frost free. Keep it fairly dry, it will rest for the winter, then shoot out again in the spring.
If your hardy fuchsia is in a pot, I would plant it in the ground as pots freeze quicker that open soil, the put some mulch over the top.
All my hardy fuchsia are in the ground, just wondered it the new ones needed covering with something
Hi Carper, just found these, might be useful.
Sorry my words keep jumping about!
Mrs Popple is incredibly hardy except for one year old cuttings which do best overwintered in a cold frame