Welcome to Irish Fuchsia Nursery

Irish Fuchsia Nursery is a specialist plant nursery based in Monamolin, Gorey, County Wexford.

The main focus of the nursery is the propagation and promotion of hardy and half-hardy Fuchsia, the building and maintenance of the Irish Hardy/Half-hardy Fuchsia Collection and the introduction of new cultivars as appropriate.

In order to create some diversity and establish a sustainable all year round business Irish Fuchsia Nursery will produce a range of other plants such as Hydrangea, Granny Annuals, Bulbs and Seasonal Planters.


Fuchsia

One of Ireland's favourite plants

Sweet Pea

Fragrant memories, cascades of colour and armloads of cut flowers

Granny Annuals

A touch of nostalgia

Bulbs

Cheery reminders of seasonal change

Seasonal Plants & Planters

Displays for every occasion, a bit of fun and an indulgence in creativity

Fuchsia x colensoi

Plant of the Week

Fuchsia x colensoi

Flowering in the nursery for the first time, this scrambling, rangy species fuchsia is a native of New Zealand. It is thought to be a naturally occurring cross between F. excorticata and F. perscandens and was discovered by Joseph Hooker in 1867.

The small round to heart shaped foliage is green on the upper side and paler beneath. Small to medium-sized single, glossy flowers are borne directly from the old wood and have a green tube, green to red/purple sepals, purple corolla and electric blue pollen. Plants produce edible dark blue berries, have an attractive peeling bark and is a magnet for bees and other pollinators.

F. x colensoi is considered to be frost tender but can survive the occasional cold spell. Therefore is only hardy in the mildest areas. It prefers partial shade and forms a leggy, woody shrub, seven to ten meters when mature.

A plant for the Fuchsia Connoisseur or for lovers of the more unusual. F. x colensoi will be available as plug plants in late spring or in one litre pots from mid summer.

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