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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
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.

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.

From seed of by cuttings, which strike easily.

Good conservatory plant or for sub-tropical gardens.

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