Fuchsia 'Hawkshead'

2 litre pot £14.99
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Buy Fuchsia 'Hawkshead' hardy fuchsia: Elegant flowers for months on end

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil (or loam-based potting compost)
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to October
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)

    One of the hardier fuchsias, this one will survive outside in sheltered gardens throughout the year, especially if tucked in with a generous layer of mulch in autumn. It is a bushy, upright, deciduous shrub, which produces slender, green-tipped, white flowers that appear to drip from the stems for several months throuout summer and autumn. Providing long lasting interest, it is perfect for mixed or shrub borders, and will even make an attractive, informal hedge.

  • Garden care: To encourage bushy growth, pinch out the growing tips of young plants after the sixth or seventh pair of leaves. During the growing season water regularly, applying a balanced liquid fertiliser each month. Cut back to the permanent framework in early spring.

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Super healthy plant, that's flourished, lots of flowers

5

I am new to gardening, so no experience, but i did prepare the ground well for this plant adding soil to a completely barren front garden in a new build property. This plant has been great. Survived a hot summer and harsh winter, loads of flowers, and lots of new growth. Very happy.

Lucy

Sheffield

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Flowers for months

5

Easy to grow. Elegant, pure white flowers. Long flowering period.

Mrs. B.

Derbyshire

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White fuchsia, lack of light...

4

The fuchsia plant was very healthy when it arrived. I was planting up a shaded balcony, hoping the white flowers would brighten it up. The plant died within a couple of months, but on a sunny patio I am sure it would have thrived beautifully. I am still learning from the phrase "right place right plant".

Manchester Mike

Manchester

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The plant was larger than expected and beautifully packed.

5

Unfortunately the icy and salt-laden winds here have caused damage this winter and we do not know whether it has survived, but if not we will replace it with the same variety.

Clueless

Swansea

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beautiful

5

Wonderful healthy plants that even a incompetent gardener like myself couldn't fail

cat

bucks

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I would recommend this product

5

Very healthy plant

Kate

Croydon

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Lovely Tall Fuchsia

5

A truly lovely hardy no long-flowering fuchsia whic grows beautifully at the back of the bed. It's at its best in dappled shade where you can really appreciate its white eardrop flowers.

Margaret

Cambridge

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This Fuchsia bush never disappoints

5

Totally Hardy and lasts for years. Bought to replace he one I could not move from my previous garden.

PollyKettle

East Hampshire

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Top rate plant

5

Beautiful plant - in tiptop condition.

Joan

Manchester

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Fuchsia'Hawkshead'

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Is the hardy fuschia Hawkshead suitable for exposed Scottish Garden (Glasgow)? I would like to plant 4 in my white front garden (East facing). Don't want to commit to expense if it's not likely to survive cold winters.

Moby

These plants are not quite fully hardy, so if your garden is particularly cold and exposed, then it may not be suitable.

Helen

Hi is there a pure white fuchsia plant please

Saz

Hello there This plant has white flowers with a subtle trace of green on the tips. Sorry we don't sell a pure white form.

Hi could you tell me if the flowers are white please

Saz

Hello there The flowers are white with a little bit of green at the tips.

Plant for a difficult North East corner Dear Helen Please can you help me? I have a space next to my front door that is crying out for a pretty plant. It measures about a metre square. However I am struggling to find something that will grow. It is North East facing and pretty much permanently in the shade. The soil is very moist due to being right on top of the soakaway from the guttering. It is good soil though. I would like a climber of some sort, but not one that will get out of control too quickly. Can you help me please? Regards Kathryn

kathryn

Hello Kathryn, I'm afraid the conditions you describe are far from ideal, so you will struggle to get something to grow - especially something that is not too tough and vigorous. I would consider using the climbing Hydrangea as although it will eventually get quite big it is quite slow getting started. Alternatively opt for a flowering shrub like a hardier Fuchsia. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Fuchsia pruning Hello, My 'Pink Pearl' Fuchsia bush needs to be cut back- it's very overgrown and untidy, but I have no idea when I should do this. Can you help? Irene

Irene

Hello Irene, In really cold areas, this should be trimmed now by cutting all the stems back by a third, but in milder areas, you should wait until the new growth is emerging in spring. It may tolerate a harder prune in spring, however it can be risky and you may lose it. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Will Fuchsias attract the bees? I am keen to plant bee attracting flowers though have very limited bed space. I have one small bed with Fuschias. Are these attractive to bees? I would appreciate your advice. Sincerely, Ruth

Ruth Boswell

Hello Ruth, Honeybees love most of the Fuchsias, so they make an excellent choice for a shadier bed.

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