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Question by  julianabanana (16)

Do you cut back fuchsia hanging plants?

I have a fuchsia hanging plant that seems out of control.


Answer by  Riley (765)

Definitely cut back your hanging fuchsias. Cut the branches almost to the edge of your pot. Trim off everything but the strongest branches. Make your cut above a leaf node. Don't worry about cutting back as your fuchsia plant will make it. Better to take off more than less; otherwise you will get large woody branches that will look terrible.


Answer by  Ginger (376)

Prune your fuchsia plant in the shape that you want. Pinching back shoots though out the summer will keep it under control. Also, winter pruning will not harm your plant.


Answer by  worker81 (194)

Yes, you can cut back a fuchsia hanging plant. If it seems you pretty plant is a bit out of control try thinning it out by cutting about 25 percent of the vines as close to the main stem as possible. If the problem is in the excess foliage, try picking out the wild leaves to make it more sculpted.


Answer by  kipcat (1964)

You can cut back a fuchsia, but only cut what is absolutely necessary. Pulling off the dead blooms will help the plant to bloom better and will also keep the plant more bushy rather then growing longer.

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