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What is the best soil or compost for fuchsia magellanica

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Fuchsia magellanica is one of the hardiest fuchsias in cultivation. It actually grows wild here in Cornwall. It is tolerant of a variety of soils and conditions but does require fairly free drainage. Soil ph should preferably be neutral but + or - 0.5 is ok.
If growing it in a container, it will be quite happy with a good quality multipurpose compost. Add some water retaining granules, and pinch back and feed regularly.

31 May, 2009


magellanica is not a variety in itself. it refers to hardy fuchsias, that are suitable as single bushes or as hedging, ie ricartonii , hawkshead, and mountain gold. they will all do well in most garden soils . a good layer of mulch ensures good growth and prevents frost damage to the roots in winter.

23 Nov, 2010

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