'Fuchsia alpestris' is going to become at least a 6 foot high bush. The leaves are very different, not only in their length and shape, but how thick and fleshy they are. Kind of leathery or rubbery, cool! The flower is simple, but that is fine with me, I like the simple ones. And I have heard that hummingbirds prefer the species over the hybrids. It is believed that the hybrids don't produce as much nector.