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botanical name:
Fuchsia boliviana var. alba
Fuchsia boliviana var. alba © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Onagraceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, semi-evergreen
height: 3.50m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: red & white
fruit colour: purple
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -3°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
description:
Medium to large sized shrub, usually evergreen in mild climates. Large dark green leaves with soft hairs. Clusters of very long funnel-shaped flowers with white tubes, short reflexing sepals flushed pink and short deep crimson corollas. May produce small edible red-purple fruits in warm climates.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained, fertile humus-rich soil in sun or part shade. Best in mild locations, but will survive some frost for short periods.
Trim back in early spring.

propagation:
From seed of by cuttings, which strike easily.

usage:
Good conservatory plant or for sub-tropical gardens.

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