In most cases, this pest is not lethal to Fuchsia plants, but can strongly affect their appearance and growth.
Damaged material should be pruned back to where it looks normal. Take care to dispose of infected material appropriately to avoid spreading the infection; it's advised to use council waste or burn affected plants.
Some species and cultivars vary in their susceptibility to this pest, choose plants with higher resistance such as Fuchsia 'Baby Chang', Fuchsia 'Cinnabarina', Fuchsia 'Miniature Jewels', Fuchsia 'Space Shuttle', Fuchsia microphylla subsp. hidalgensis, Fuchsia thymifolia and Fuchsia venusta.
Avoid more susceptible species such as Fuchsia arborescens, Fuchsia magellanica and Fuchsia procumbens.