Fuchsia lycioides Andrews

Box-thorn Fuchsia

Family: Onagraceae

Genus: Fuchsia

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 9 to 10

Size: 10' tall and 4' wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Leafless in summer when in bloom, bright pink tubular flowers, bare grey branches. Low water needs.

Fuchsia with egg-shaped leaves, waved, and growing mostly by threes; foot-stalks with one flower growing from the insertion of the leaf, the segments of the cup reflexed. (Bot. Repos.)


Published in Bot. Repos. 2: 120 in 1800. The Box Thorn-like Fuchsia, is a native of the North-west coast of America; and was first brought to England, in the year 1796...

ARS-GRIN lists is as native to Bolivia and Chile.

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