Fuchsia paniculata or Paniculata Fuchsia is an evergreen shrub from the Onagraceae family of plants. It is native to Central America in particular Panama and Mexico. Fuchsia paniculata was named after Leonard Fuchs, the German botanist and it was discovered and named by Father Plumier.
Fuchsia paniculata has large lance-shaped leaves. It flowers in the summer and autumn with panicles of pendulous pink flowers. After the flowers, it produces bluish fruits. Fruits are edible and consumed in South America.
Grow Fuchsia paniculata in the sun or partial shade but sheltered. Use moist but well-drained soil. Propagate by softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings. Fuchsia paniculata is not hardy but it can tolerate temperatures as low as -9°C or 48°F. In colder climates usually, it is grown in containers indoors.
Fuchsia paniculata can be cut back hard in spring that will encourage new growth to produce more flowers. Watch out for aphids, fuchsia gall mite, vine weevil, capsid bug as well as grey molds or rust.