The Q&A Archives: Pinching Back Fuchsia

Question: I recently purchased fuschia startings at a greenhouse to make a hanging basket. How far back

Answer: While your fuschia is still young, pinch out the stem tips to the next bud down the stem to promote bushy growth. You'll see after trying this the first time how the branches grow out. After observing the growth and deciding just how compact you want the plant to be, you can judge how often to prune it. You'll also want to remove the spent blossoms to encourage the plant to keep blooming. The plant will drop leaves in the fall, but keep it moist over the winter. Prune the old growth back to a few inches in spring, as blooms form on new growth only.

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