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Fuchsia paniculata is located in various spots throughout SFBG including Beds 2, 14a, 29e, 55c, 57a, 65.

Fuchsia paniculata


Location
Scientific Name Fuchsia paniculata
Family Onagraceae
Plant Type Multi-stemmed shrubs to small trees
Environment Choose a semi-shady spot protected from the wind. Requires excellent drainage and soil rich in organic matter; keep moist but be careful not to overwater. Prune regularly to maintain shape.
Bloom Flowers summer through autumn.
Uses Due to their size, careful consideration should be used when planting F. paniculata. Great planted alone as a single specimen and works well planted with other full-size shrubs. Will fill in holes or gaps in landscapes nicely.
More Info
  • The flowers are a great hummingbird attractor
  • Produces showy berries that attract many species of birds
  • Find out about the American Fuchsia Society >>

Fuchsia paniculata

There are over a hundred species of fuchsia in the world ranging in size from ground creepers and shrubs to trees. They grow naturally in Tahiti, New Zealand and the West Indies, as well as, Central and South America serving as yet another reminder that these continents and islands were once united into a single land mass, Gondwana.

Fuchsias have pendulous, bell shaped flowers consisting of a tube, four petals and four reflexed sepals. The delicate flowers can be single or double-flowered (found only in cultivars) and can usually be seen drooping from woody stems. There are countless “cultivars” and horticultural varieties with diversity in colors and sizes of the petals and sepals. Most fuchsias require frost-free conditions, yet Fuchsia magellanica thrives in the snowy fjords of Chile.

Fuchsia paniculata is native to Mexico and Panama, and grows as a shrub reaching 14 feet in height with an eight-foot spread. Its tiny flowers are massed in panicles that can get up to a foot thick and range from mauve pink to purple. Very similar in appearance is F. arborescens, also from Mexico, though F. paniculata is far more resistant to gall mite which devastated fuchsias years ago.

Addenda: Some fuchsias have berries that make excellent jam.

Plant Sales at San Francisco Botanical Garden

There are many mite-resistant species of fuchsia. San Francisco Botanical Garden carries many at our plant sales like:
F. campos-portoi
F. splendens
F. fulgens
F. cinerea
F. paniculata


IN BLOOM CONTRIBUTORS:

Docents Joanne Taylor and Kathy McNeil

Profile Contributor: David Kruse-Pickler, Associate Curator

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