Climbing fuchsias combine vigorous vertical growth and exceptional flower power. Forget straggly honeysuckle, clematis, and virginia creeper – climbing fuchsias offer a classier alternative and they’re much easier to prune! Here are some of the best climbing fuchsia plants to try in your garden.
Fuchsia ‘Lady Boothby’
Introduced back in the 1930s, Fuchsia ‘Lady Boothby’ is a classic variety that produces bright and cheery two-tone flowers from striking red stems. A vigorous and hardy growth habit makes this fuchsia perfect for training up fences, walls and freestanding trellis. Fuchsia ‘Lady Boothby’ is the popular predecessor to ‘Pink Fizz’.
Fuchsia ‘Pink Fizz’
New ‘Pink Fizz’ is English-bred, and the plant represents the ‘second generation’ of climbing fuchsia, with flowers appearing on almost every node on the plant. As you can see in the image above, it looks amazing when planted in one of our Tower Pots™.
Fuchsia ‘Pink Fizz’ is the best ‘climbing’ fuchsia we’ve ever seen. Before we go any further though, remember these fuchsias aren’t true climbers and won’t produce sticky pads or tendrils. But, the growth is so vertical and upright that you’ll find it virtually hugs the wall and can shoot up more than 5 feet in a single season.
Hardy ‘Pink Fizz’ isn’t just a flash in the pan. Hardy down to -10C, your plants will flower from June to November and come back strong year after year. To prune, simply wait until Spring and trim growth back by a third.
New trellis-trained fuchsia range
Our special trellis varieties, fuchsias ‘Ellebel’, ‘Angela’ and ‘Lambada’, are fantastic choices if you want an interesting plant to cover a wall or fence. These multi-stemmed plants can be trained to grow in a fan shape, and they’ll happily thrive flush against a fence or trellis. A good way to attract pollinators to your patio, you’ll enjoy a profusion of dazzling blooms all summer long.
So, if you’d like to try something a bit different in your garden, why not make use of your vertical space with a climbing fuchsia? And, if you’re looking for more top tips on growing and caring for these popular flowering shrubs, visit our fuchsias hub page for advice.