Plant ID forum: Is this really a fuchsia?

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Santa Cruz, CA
nativegardener
Nov 12, 2017 1:17 PM CST
I acquired this small plant at a garden exchange (a favorite activity!) The donor said it is a fuschia, and described it as an attractive trailer, but I think it doesn't have typical fuschia leaves. ID would be welcome!
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islander
Nov 12, 2017 2:53 PM CST
It could be the variegated Fuchsia procumbens
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Leftwood
Nov 12, 2017 5:14 PM CST
It is not a fuchsia. Fuchsia leaves are arranged in opposite rather than alternate formation. Your pic shows alternate leaves.
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plantladylin
Nov 12, 2017 5:25 PM CST
I don't know Fuchsia but it sure resembles Creeping Fuchsia (Fuchsia procumbens 'Variegata')
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN, USA zon
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Leftwood
Nov 12, 2017 5:36 PM CST
I didn't know fuchsia could be opposite or alternate. I take back what I said, then.
Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Nov 12, 2017 6:02 PM CST
LOL, I have no idea about Fuchsia and it may very well be something else whose leaf shape and color just resembles the Creeping Fuchsia.
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Santa Cruz, CA
nativegardener
Nov 18, 2017 3:17 PM CST
Thanks! I'm pleased to have a Creeping Fucshia - I always welcome uncommon plants.
One source (http://www.terrain.net.nz/) stated: "It is now a rare species in the wild because of the destruction of its natural habitat and is listed as an endangered plant species." but it's readily available online from Annie's Annuals.

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