Fuchsia in container-can it be pruned?

jphMansfield(sunset 23)June 4, 2013

Hi
I have two containers in shady porch areas with a fuschia which is doing nicely. That said. I am wondering if it will grow top heavy and start to fall over. Should I prune it shorter to make it more full and bushy and less tall?
Thanks

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

It blooms on new wood, so prune as you like.

Al

    Bookmark   June 5, 2013 at 2:48PM
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jphMansfield(sunset 23)

As a follow up. Its early June, so is it too late to prune for this season. They are blooming as picture shows but a little spindly. Thanks

    Bookmark   June 7, 2013 at 10:14PM
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calistoga_al

I would guess you are in So. Calif. and your fuchsia is an all year plant. I see no problem with pruning now or all most any time. You will be giving up some bloom now in favor of more stems and more bloom to come. Al

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 9:48AM
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