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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Fruit - raw or cooked in pies, tarts, cakes, desserts etc[1][2][3]. Juicy[4]. A juicy berry[K], it is sweet but astringent[5]. A unique flavour, they are best combined with potato flour or corn starch in order to temper the slight astringency[3]. Sap - sweet. Obtained by cutting a length of branch and sucking out the sap, it is not freely produced however[2].

Fruit

Material uses

A purple dye is obtained from the plant (the part is not specified, though it is likely to be the pollen). It makes a good ink[2].

The pollen is bright blue and was used by the Maoris as a face powder[6][2].

Wood - very strong and durable with an attractive grain, but hard to work. Used for making small items[7].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Fuchsia excorticata.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe[8] though it can also be sown in the spring[9]. Surface sow the seed in pots in a warm greenhouse and do not allow the compost to dry out[8]. Germination should take place in less than 6 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

Inter-nodal cuttings of greenwood, 5 - 8cm long, May/June in a frame. Quick and easy, a high percentage take[78, K]. Overwinter in the greenhouse for the first year and plant out after the last expected frosts. Inter-nodal cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Very quick and easy, treat as greenwood cuttings above[K].

Cuttings usually succeed at any time during the growing season[K].

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Cultivation

Succeeds in any fertile well-drained circum-neutral soil, preferring one that is rich in humus[9][8]. Prefers semi-shade and a sheltered position[9][10]. Does well in woodland conditions[11].

This species is only hardy in the mildest parts of Britain[4][6], tolerating temperatures down to about -10°c when fully dormant. The young growth in spring, even on mature plants, is frost-tender and so it is best to grow the plants in a position sheltered from the early morning sun[K]. It grows well outdoors in Cornwall and along the west coast of Scotland[12][13]. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[14]. A good bee plant[15].

A very unusual plant in that its pollen is bright blue[2].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Fuchsia excorticata.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

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Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Fuchsia excorticata
Genus
Fuchsia
Family
Onagraceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
9
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Strong wind
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
None listed.
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
Mature Size
Fertility
?
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type

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References

  1. ? 1.01.1 Simmons. A. E. Growing Unusual Fruit. David and Charles ISBN 0-7153-5531-7 (1972-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.42.52.6 Crowe. A. Native Edible Plants of New Zealand. Hodder and Stoughton ISBN 0-340-508302 (1990-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.13.2 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.14.24.3 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
  5. ? 5.05.1 Brooker. S. G., Cambie. R. C. and Cooper. R. C. Economic Native Plants of New Zealand. Oxford University Press ISBN 0-19-558229-2 (1991-00-00)
  6. ? 6.06.16.2 Boullemier. L. The Checklist of Species, Hybrids and Cultivars of the Genus Fuschia. Blandford Press ISBN 0-7137-1781-5 (1985-00-00)
  7. ? 7.07.1 Laing. and Blackwell. Plants of New Zealand. Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd (1907-00-00)
  8. ? 8.08.18.28.3 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  9. ? 9.09.19.2 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
  10. ? Bryan. J. and Castle. C. Edible Ornamental Garden. Pitman Publishing ISBN 0-273-00098-5 (1976-00-00)
  11. ? Taylor. J. The Milder Garden. Dent (1990-00-00)
  12. ? Thurston. Trees and Shrubs in Cornwall. ()
  13. ? Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Shrubs. Pan Books ISBN 0-330-30258-2 (1989-00-00)
  14. ? Thomas. G. S. Perennial Garden Plants J. M. Dent & Sons, London. ISBN 0 460 86048 8 (1990-00-00)
  15. ? International Bee Research Association. Garden Plants Valuable to Bees. International Bee Research Association. (1981-00-00)
  16. ? Allan. H. H. Flora of New Zealand. Government Printer, Wellington. (1961-00-00)

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