Fuchsia excorticata
(kotukutuku, tree fuchsia)


Foliage Colour: Green
Height: 400 cm
Width: 300 cm
Growth per Annum: Medium
Climate: Half Hardy
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade
Soil: Dry, Moist
Category: Tree
Features: Native. Attractive to birds, bees, lizards and insects. Flower colour: Red. Suitable restoration species.

Also known as Kotukutuku, Tree Fuchsia, and New Zealand Fuchsia. Native to New Zealand and considered to be the worlds largest fuchsia. Attractive, small flowers begin to appear in mid spring. They are greenish-yellow then turn purple-red. followed by dark purple berries that are edible and tasting similar to tamarillo. Plant in full sun or partial shade, hardy, semi-deciduous to deciduous.

Habitat: Found in lowland and montane forests, especially along forest margins and streamsides where the soil is damp.

Flowering: August to December
Fruiting: December to March [Fruit: Purple]


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