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Tree Fuchsia

Fuchsia arborescens

Also known as

Lilac Fuchsia, Aretillo

Fuchsia arborescens by anniesannuals (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Tree Fuchsia Overview

Fuchsia arborescens is a large species of bush, sometimes classed as a small tree with bright rosy-pink flowers that grow in clusters. In Autumn it will produce dark purple/black fruits, that look like berries. The leaves are dark green with a shiny top and pale underside. is an attractive species in the evening primrose family, Onagraceae. Flowers are tubular and bright pink-purple to red in colour. It has a clumping, bushy habit and is half-hardy, coping with temperatures as low as -5 degrees Celsius, plant in a position of full or partial sun, in moist, well-draining soil for optimal growth. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Common problems with Tree Fuchsia

How to propagate Tree Fuchsia


Propagate from seed or cuttings.


Special features of Tree Fuchsia

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Tree Fuchsia

The fruit that is produced on this plant is edible and has a mildly sweet taste to it.