Thursday, January 21, 2010

Scarlet O'Hara


'Scarlet O'Hara' is scarlet! LOL, this is one red fuchsia. It has a compact growth habit, so it isn't going to get tall very fast. It would make a great tree bonsai. And by that I mean a large bonsai or clipped form. Something along the lines of the sculptured forms used on many conifers found in designed landscapes. The leaves are larger and thicker than those of many of the other upright fuchsias I have so far which are described as compact bushes. Most of those have smaller leaves which are not as thick. I am describing the leaf itself, not the number of leaves. This bush did very well this summer out in the full sun and has proved itself to be winter hardy in my area as well. It is going to make a nice contrast to the others.
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