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Fuchsia x 'Billy Green' (Fuchsia)

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Plant description

fuchsia x billy green fuchsia

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.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres

Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Soil pH: 6.0-7.5

Diseases

Rust

Pests

Caterpillars, mealy bugs, aphids, white fly

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser, applied through the warmer months.

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