Fuchsia Magellanica Alba

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Fuchsia Magellanica Alba is a cultivar of the species Fuchsia magellanica, commonly known as the hummingbird fuchsia or hardy fuchsia. Here are some key characteristics:

  1. Flowers: 'Alba' refers to the white-flowered variety of Fuchsia magellanica. The flowers are typically small and delicate, with long tubular petals that flare open at the ends, attracting hummingbirds and other pollinators.

  2. Foliage: The foliage is usually dark green and ovate (egg-shaped), providing a lush backdrop to the flowers.

  3. Growth Habit: It grows as a shrubby plant, reaching heights of around 1-3 meters (3-10 feet) depending on growing conditions and pruning.

  4. Hardiness: Fuchsia magellanica 'Alba' is known for its hardiness, tolerating temperatures down to approximately -10°C (14°F), making it suitable for temperate climates.

  5. Cultivation: It prefers partial shade to full sun and well-draining soil. Regular watering is needed, especially during dry periods, but it should avoid waterlogged conditions.

  6. Uses: 'Alba' is commonly grown in gardens as an ornamental plant, either in borders, containers, or as a hedge. Its white flowers provide a contrast to the typical red or pink varieties of Fuchsia magellanica.

Overall, Fuchsia magellanica 'Alba' is prized for its attractive flowers and hardy nature, making it a popular choice among gardeners looking to attract pollinators and add a touch of elegance to their landscapes.

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