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Fuchsia 'Billy Green' is an evergreen perennial shrub with pendulous single salmon pink flowers. It received an Award of Merit, and is a hardy plant with an upright growth habit.
Fuchsias like a well drained, fertile soil and regular watering. A lightly shaded position, protected from winds is best. 'Billy Green' can do well in sunnier positions. Fertilise regularly through the warmer months. Caterpillars and aphids can be problem pests. Soap spray and picking off of the pests are easy control methods. Tolerates frosts, though it can become deciduous in very cold weather.
Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres
Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6.0-7.5
Caterpillars, mealy bugs, aphids, white fly
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser, applied through the warmer months.