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Fuchsia in container-can it be pruned?

Posted by jphMansfield sunset 23 (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 4, 13 at 13:02

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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RE: Fuchsia in container-can it be pruned?

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 5, 13 at 14:48

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

Al


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RE: Fuchsia in container-can it be pruned?

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


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RE: Fuchsia in container-can it be pruned?

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


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