This article has been marked as incomplete and in need of reformatting. Please help us to improve it.

Practical Plants is a community wiki. You can edit this page to improve the quality of the information it contains. To learn how, please read the editing guide.

Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Fruit - raw. A juicy berry with a nice flavour, but it is usually rather small[K]. The fruit can be up to 1.5cm in diameter according to one report[1], but this is much larger than we have ever seen it[K].

Fruit

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Fuchsia microphylla.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Fuchsia microphylla.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe[1] though it can also be sown in the spring[2]. Surface sow the seed in pots in a warm greenhouse and do not allow the compost to dry out[1]. 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].

Practical Plants is currently lacking information on propagation instructions of Fuchsia microphylla. Help us fill in the blanks! Edit this page to add your knowledge.



Cultivation

Succeeds in any fertile well-drained circum-neutral soil[1]. Succeeds in a good loam if sand and leafmold are added[2]. Plants grow best in cool summer conditions with good light[3]. A plant at Heligan gardens in Cornwall is thriving and fruiting well in the fairly deep shade of a woodland garden[K].

This species is hardy in many parts of Britain according to some reports[4][5], though others say that it is best grown in a greenhouse[2]. A plant growing in a sheltered position outside a greenhouse at Oxford Botanical Gardens seems to be hardy there[K]. Since Oxford experiences lots of frosts and usually some snow in the winter, this suggests that it is possible to grow this species in many parts of Britain, especially if grown against a wall[K]. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[6]. A good bee plant[7].

A polymorphic species, a number of sub-species are recognised[4].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Fuchsia microphylla. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Fuchsia microphylla.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Fuchsia microphylla
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
    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

    "image:Fuchsia microphylla.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. "image:Fuchsia microphylla.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. "image:Fuchsia microphylla.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.

    "image:Fuchsia microphylla.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. "image:Fuchsia microphylla.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.



    "image:Fuchsia microphylla.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.

    "image:Fuchsia microphylla.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki., "image:Fuchsia microphylla.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki., "image:Fuchsia microphylla.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. "image:Fuchsia microphylla.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki., "image:Fuchsia microphylla.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki., "image:Fuchsia microphylla.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. "image:Fuchsia microphylla.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. "image:Fuchsia microphylla.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.






    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.41.5 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.2 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    3. ? Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Conservatory and Indoor Plants Volumes 1 & 2 Pan Books, London. ISBN 0-330-37376-5 (1998-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.14.2 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
    5. ? Boullemier. L. The Checklist of Species, Hybrids and Cultivars of the Genus Fuschia. Blandford Press ISBN 0-7137-1781-5 (1985-00-00)
    6. ? Thomas. G. S. Perennial Garden Plants J. M. Dent & Sons, London. ISBN 0 460 86048 8 (1990-00-00)
    7. ? International Bee Research Association. Garden Plants Valuable to Bees. International Bee Research Association. (1981-00-00)

    "image:Fuchsia microphylla.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.