'Alice Kling' is listed as an upright, but she ain't doing that for me so far! I like it anyway, so I am going to work with it. With pruning, eventually it will grow a trunk and I can gradually work it upwards. But it is always going to be a bit mounding and will have hanging branches, sort of like a small weeping willow tree. It could be trained as a "standard." But I don't want to involve any means of support. Otherwise, it has been a trouper. It grows fast and handled the heat wave late this summer very well. Not a bit of sunburn on it!
Hey, I wonder if anyone has ever tried training fuchsias up trellis's?