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Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb' (2L pot)

Price 9.99

Short description

Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb'

A popular fuchsia foro growing in containers, 'Tom Thumb' produces masses of small, pendent, red and mauve flowers from June to October against a contrasting backdrop of deep green leaves. It will require protection from cold, drying winds. An extremely free-flowering variety, in frost-prone areas it's best over-wintered in a cool greenhouse.

  • Can be grown in any moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.
  • Requires a sheltered position
  • Height: 0.3m
  • Spread: 0.6m
  • Quantity
Stock
Item Currently in Stock
  • €11.95 Nationwide Delivery on all orders up to 30KG (excludes some larger items)
  • Click 'n' Collect Service Available

Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb' (2L pot)

Bella Bloom
Price 9.99

Short description

Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb'

A popular fuchsia foro growing in containers, 'Tom Thumb' produces masses of small, pendent, red and mauve flowers from June to October against a contrasting backdrop of deep green leaves. It will require protection from cold, drying winds. An extremely free-flowering variety, in frost-prone areas it's best over-wintered in a cool greenhouse.

  • Can be grown in any moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.
  • Requires a sheltered position
  • Height: 0.3m
  • Spread: 0.6m
  • Quantity
Stock
Item Currently in Stock
  • €11.95 Nationwide Delivery on all orders up to 30KG (excludes some larger items)
  • Click 'n' Collect Service Available
Fuchsia Tom Thumb - Image by endro lewa from Pixabay 
Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb' (2L pot)
Price 9.99
  • EAN code
    5391285049620
  • Brand
  • Pot Size
    2L
  • Flower Colour
    Purple, Red
  • Season of Interest
    Autumn, Summer
  • Hardiness
    Hardy Shrub

A popular fuchsia foro growing in containers, 'Tom Thumb' produces masses of small, pendent, red and mauve flowers from June to October against a contrasting backdrop of deep green leaves. It will require protection from cold, drying winds. An extremely free-flowering variety, in frost-prone areas it's best over-wintered in a cool greenhouse.

  • Can be grown in any moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.
  • Requires a sheltered position
  • Height: 0.3m
  • Spread: 0.6m

Fuchsias are much loved for there delicate hanging two-toned flowers and have made something of a comeback in recent years. As a compact and bushy flowering shrub, they are a versatile plant and look well in a mixed border, container or even sometimes grown as an informal hedge.

Where to grow:

As a hardy fuchsia, this particular variety is suitable to be grown outside in our Irish climate throughout the year and will do well in a border or container, whatever the soil type, as long as there is good drainage. They won't do well however, where the soil is extremely wet or dry for extended periods.

Due to the vivid red and purple flowers, they look best grown amongst similarly toned plants or foliage plants so as not to clash too much with their surrounds.

As for positioning, ideally you want a spot that is sheltered, in dappled or partial shade, with a fair amount of afternoon sun.

How to grow:

Unlike many shrubs that prefer spring or autumn planting, it is recommended that you plant even hardy fuchsia such as these in early summer so as to avoid damage from cold during their initial settling in period. They can be planted later in the summer but if that is the case you will need to keep an eye on them and water more in dry weather

If you are planting in a border, unlike many shrubs, fuchsia benefit from the shrub base being planted around 5cm (2”) deeper than the soil level in order to protect the crown in winter and encourage regrowth after cold winter snaps.

For container growing a peat-free multi-purpose compost is recommended or a loam based compost such as John Innes No. 2

Maintenance:

Hardy fuchsia such as these are pretty low maintenance. As with most newly planted shrubs or perennials, it is always recommended that you water regularly in the first spring and summer but after that you would only really need to water in particularly hot and dry periods.

There should generally be no need to feed your border plants unless growth is very poor, in which case they may benefit from a feed of Blood, Fish & Bone in the spring. Fuchsia will always benefit from a mulch of organic matter in autumn or spring, which will help condition the soil and protect the crown.

As for pruning, most plants will just need a tidy up in the spring, cutting back any dead shoots to healthy growth further down the stem.

If you're looking to propagate new plants this is best done from hardwood cuttings taken in late autumn for planting out the following summer.

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