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Author Topic: A climbing Fuchsia over 10 m high.  (Read 405 times)

Véronique Macrelle

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A climbing Fuchsia over 10 m high.
« on: April 26, 2024, 07:13:05 AM »

I was given a few plants of a wild fuchsia native to Peru and cultivated/conserved in Scotland. Its distinctive feature is that it can climb to heights of 10-12 m.
Its flower is similar to that of F. magellanic.

Does anyone know it and can tell me more about it?  ;)

arisaema

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Re: A climbing Fuchsia over 10 m high.
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2024, 07:38:33 AM »
Fuchsia regia ssp. reitzii, perhaps? I bought one last autumn but didn't plant it out yet.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2024, 07:40:55 AM by arisaema »

Diane Whitehead

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Re: A climbing Fuchsia over 10 m high.
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2024, 06:12:39 PM »
Fuchsia regia ssp regia is a "rampant liana" according to a note I made.

I have an old Fuchsia regia ssp. reitzii but it is only about one metre high, much smaller than my magellanica. Stiff stems, defintely not a liana.  I can't remember where I bought it, but it seems mis-named.
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Véronique Macrelle

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Re: A climbing Fuchsia over 10 m high.
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2024, 06:55:23 AM »
thank you to both of you.
i think it's probably that species... the leaves and stems look similar.
perhaps a particularly large variant: i've seen it trellised on a gable, that's something!

 


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