Kotukutuku (Fuchsia excorticata) in the Fuchsias Database

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Data specific to Fuchsias (Edit)
Type: Single
Color of sepals: Other: Purple tipped green
Color of corolla: Purple

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: Up to 50 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers


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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Dec 24, 2013 6:07 AM

A New Zealand native tree and the largest member of the genus Fuchsia. The small dark purple berry is sweet and juicy and can be used in jams and puddings.

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