Fuchsia ‘Golden Gate’
golden-leaved hardy fuchsia
© Joy Creek Nursery
Hummingbird heaven! Long recurved sepals of crimson and dark purple corollas dance amidst golden leaves on this hardy fuchsia. 2 1/2 feet tall and wide during the growing season for this colorful deciduous shrub.
Plant Type: perennial
Plant Height: 2 ft. 6 in. (0.76 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 6 in. (0.76 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 7 to 10
Flower Color: purple
Sun/Light Exposure: morning sun or light to open shade
Water Requirements: regular watering
Seasonal Interest: colorful flowers summer through autumn
Wildlife Associations: bees, hummingbirds
- Culture Notes
- Hardy fuchsias grow best and will flower more in full sun, although for this golden-leaved variety some shade from the hot afternoon sun is preferable to prevent foliar burning. The soil should be rich and well-drained and water provided regularly during dry periods. In the spring watch for the new leaves to emerge and cut back any deadwood. If the winter was particularly cold, this may mean cutting the branches from the previous year to the ground taking care not to break any new shoots that are emerging from the base.