Please make sure JavaScript is enabled.
 
Fuchsia Tom West in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Fuchsia 'Tom West'

 

Fuchsia 'Tom West'

Fuchsias are grown for their very attractive, usually pendent flowers that are borne continuously from summer to autumn. Hardy types tend to be the larger bush or hedging type, with simple single flowers, which as the name suggests will over winter well. 'Tom West' has variegated foliage giving colour and interest before the flowers appear!

Contributed by @lornacruse

 
plant Features
  • Fuchsia Tom West likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Fuchsia Tom West likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Fuchsia Tom West is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Fuchsia Tom West likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Fuchsia 'Tom West'

Latin name

Fuchsia 'Tom West'

type

Deciduous trees or shrubs

family

Onagraceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Fuchsia Tom West likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Fuchsia Tom West is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Fuchsia Tom West likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Fuchsia Tom West likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

  •  
    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Fuchsia Tom West is 0.60meters x 0.60meters 0.60 M 0.60 M

Fuchsia 'Tom West'

Fuchsias are grown for their very attractive, usually pendent flowers that are borne continuously from summer to autumn. Hardy types tend to be the larger bush or hedging type, with simple single flowers, which as the name suggests will over winter well. 'Tom West' has variegated foliage giving colour and interest before the flowers appear!


Planting outdoors in spring

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Plant last years cuttings and container grown plants as soon as risk of frost past in early summer.

 

Planting outdoors

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Plant soft wood cuttings that have taken into the final growing positions.

 

Propagation by hard wood cuttings

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 
Subscribe to GardenTags Premium to get personalised planting tasks and more for your entire plant collection
 
Gardeners who are growing this plant
>