Consisting of over 8000 species, Fuchsia trees used for Bonsai purposes are often of the “microphylla” or the “magellanica” kind. The tree grows fast and has pink/purple flowers in the summer. Most Fuchsia species are hardy, but need to be protected carefully during the winter.

If you need help identifying your tree, try our Bonsai tree identification guide.

 

Specific Bonsai care guidelines for the Fuchsia

Position: The Fuchsia Bonsai needs a bright, sunny spot if you want to let it grow extensive flowering. Otherwise, provide the tree some shade in the afternoon. It needs to be either kept inside or protected from temperatures below 5 degrees C (41F) when placed outside.

Watering: Normal watering, misting is advisable as the tree likes high humidity.

Feeding: No specifics.

Pruning: To increase ramifications prune/pinch the tree regularly during the growth season. If you wish to grow thicker branches or a thicker trunk remove the flowers at all times, but do not prune the branches.

Repotting: As the Fuchsia’s root system grows rapidly, annual repotting is required. A basic soil mix can be used.

Propagation: Use cuttings during the summer.

For more detailed information on these techniques, try our Bonsai tree care section.

 

 

Example of a Fuchsia Bonsai tree

Fuchsia Bonsai tree