Characteristics of Hardy Fuchsia Tree (Fuchsia magellanica) in the Wild

Fuchsia magellanica
Hardy Fuchsia is a species of flowering plants in the Onagraceae family, native to South America.

This plant grows in temperate regions in the southern region of Argentina and Chile. In Australia, Hardy Fuchsia is listed as naturalized in the states of Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania.

Apart from Australia, Hardy Fuchsia was also found wild from the middle of the middle to the peak area of Mount Dieng in Banjarnegara, Indonesia.

Hardy Fuchsia is quite cold resistant compared to other species of tropical climates. Hanging flowers like lanterns are an attractive source of nectar for hummingbirds.

Currently, there are several cultivars of Fuchsia magellanica that are popular as ornamental plants, namely:

  • Fuchsia magellanica ‘Molinae’
  • Fuchsia magellanica ‘Riccartonii’
  • Fuchsia magellanica ‘Versicolor’
  • Fuchsia magellanica ‘Gracilis’
  • Fuchsia magellanica ‘Gracilis Variegata’
  • Fuchsia magellanica ‘Aurea’


Characteristics of Hardy Fuchsia Leaf

Fuchsia magellanica Leaf
Source :’herbier en

The leaves are 3-5 cm long, smooth, and have serrated edges.


Characteristics of Hardy Fuchsia Flower

Fuchsia magellanica Flower
Source : van Noord

The flowers are single, grow in pairs, or individually. Flower stalks can be 4-5 cm long.


Characteristics of Hardy Fuchsia Tree

Fuchsia magellanica Tree
Source : Sheila

Hardy Fuchsia grows as a shrub and can reach a height of up to 3 meters in natural habitat, but generally, it is found only 1.5 meters.

This plant has been in bloom for a long time with flower-shaped lanterns, in various colors such as red, bright purple, pink, lavender, white.


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