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Edible Royal Fuchsia - Fuchsia regia reitzii (latin)

Area of origin: South America
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 1.30 m, width up to 1 m
Foliage: Semipersistent
Soil type: Moist, acid
Hardiness: Hardy to -10°C.
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Characteristics and uses:
The Fuchsia Regia ‘Reitzii’, commonly called Royal Fuchsia, produces pretty, pendant, red to purple flowers. This perennial is prized for its colourful summer blooming of elegant and refined, bell-shaped flowers.
It is the only Fuchsia that produces edible, purplish black berries. The pulp is sweet with a light bitter aftertaste which works well in jams.
In a flowerbed or in a pot, the Fuchsia is a good landscape choice to bring bright colours to your garden.
Cut back the previous year’s stems at the end of winter to stimulate development of strong new growth.

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