It is a large shrub 5-10 feet tall and wide or a small tree 10-20 feet tall and wide. It is native to Central America and is grown in USDA Zone 9-11.
Fuchsia arborescens (Lilac Fuchsia) is an evergreen shrub with beautiful pink bell-shaped flowers that can provide year-round color in cool climates. Its major attraction is the dramatic looking long drooping clusters of blooms. It thrives best when given full sun and semi-shade, and requires regular watering for best results.
Planting this shrub is easy. It can be planted in the ground, or grown in containers, as it is a hardy plant. In areas where winters can get very cold, it is best to grow Fuchsia arborescens in containers and move them indoors when cold weather sets in. In mild climates, it can be planted in the garden and will remain evergreen even in cold weather.
When it comes to taking care of Fuchsia arborescens, make sure it is watered regularly since it enjoys moist, well-drained soil. The soil should be kept relatively moist in full sun, and slightly more moist in semi-shade. If you are growing the shrub in a container, it is important to ensure that the soil is light and well-draining. Moreover, consider fertilizing the plant every other month with a balanced fertilizer.
Pruning is also recommended, as it helps keep the Fuchsia arborescens healthy and helps encourage new growth. In colder climates, prune the plant back in the fall when any new growth is starting, and in areas with mild winters, prune in early spring. Make sure to prune the plant so that it is no taller than 3-4 feet, as this will help keep it growing for years to come.
Fuchsia arborescens is a great addition to any garden or home. With its beautiful flowers and easy-care requirements, it is a wonderful choice for those looking for an evergreen shrub with sensational blooms. With proper care, it can provide a stunning show of color for many years to come.