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Fuchsia ‘Hawkshead’ (Hardy Fuchsia)

Hardy Fuchsia 'Hawkshead'

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Fuchsia 'Hawkshead', Hardy Fuchsia 'Hawkshead', Flowering Shrub, White Flowers

Superb and vigorous, award-winning Fuchsia ‘Hawkshead’ (Hardy Fuchsia) is a bushy, upright, deciduous shrub which produces masses of elegant, slim, white flowers, with a hint of pink and green tips, from early summer to fall. Sparkling against the foliage of small, dark green leaves, the flowers remain pure white even in the full sun. Attractive to bees and hummingbirds, this flowering shrub looks terrific at the back of the border and is perfect for growing as an informal hedge. Evergreen in frost-free areas, this hardy Fuchsia is an excellent landscape choice.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 3-4 ft. tall and wide (90-120 cm).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in moist, fertile, well-drained soils. Provide a deep winter mulch and shelter from cold drying winds.
  • Plant as a specimen or in small groups. Perfect for beds and borders, cottage gardens or containers.
  • In early to mid-spring cut back the previous year’s flowering stems to within one or two buds of the older woody framework. Also remove any thin, weak or dead growth. This stimulates development of strong new growth on which flowers will be produced in late summer.
  • Propagate by softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings
  • Watch for rust, capsid bug and caterpillars.

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 - 10
Heat Zones 9 - 12
Climate Zones 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Onagraceae
Genus Fuchsia
Common names Fuchsia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Attracts Bees, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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Fuchsia ‘Novella’
Fuchsia ‘White Joy’
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Requirements

Hardiness 7 - 10
Heat Zones 9 - 12
Climate Zones 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Onagraceae
Genus Fuchsia
Common names Fuchsia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Attracts Bees, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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