Many consider this one of the most beautiful fuchsia's, the Bolivian Fuchsia also bears small red-purple fruits with a sweet flavor.
Medium sized tree to 15-25ft. Growth is in a spreading, somewhat shrubby habit.
Hardy to about 25F, though protection should be provided for long temperature spells below 32F.
Grows quite well in shady or part-sun environments, as well as foggy areas. Bolivian Fuchsia also thrives in cooler, subtropical-like environments. Protect from direct sun, and temperatures exceeding 105F.
Fruits are eaten raw, but the plant is most commonly grown for its ornamental flowers. There are several varieties, but two of the more notable are the red, and white colored types. Flowers are borne in clumps, and cover the tree for most of the year.
Southern Peru, Bolivian, Northern Argentina.