Posted: 11/07/2014 at 22:52
Strange that you say that, I have 3 books that I learned about fuchsias, they all say that you leave all the leaves on the trunk, just remove the side shoots, then when its 3 inches taller than you want it, you then pick out the top. Removing side leaves is the last process.
In reply to the OP. I dont cut mine down until after overwintering, then just prune back a bit till its the shape you want,
They are a very forgiving plant, make sure you dont put it in a black pot, that will absorb heat and they like their roots cool.