NZ Plants F – Forstera bidwillii var densifolia to Fuchsia perscandens
Forstera bidwillii var densifolia is a small, much
branched subshrub. The small green leaves are tightly packed along the
branches. The flower are white, with 5–7 petals.
Forstera sedifolia is an herbaceous plant, with shoots coming from a sprawling
base. The leathery leaves are dark green or reddish, and spear-shaped, 0.2–0.35 in
(6–9 mm) long. The flowers are white, about 0.5 in (12 mm)
in diameter, with an orange centre.
Fuchsia excorticata is a large shrub or small spreading tree, height 20–40 ft
(6–12 m), with a light brown peeling bark. The leaves are thin,
oval to spear-shaped, 2–4 in (5–10 cm) long. The flowers
are green and purple, turning red with age, 0.75–1.5 in (1.9–3.8 cm)
long. The pollen is deep blue. Tender in the UK.
Fuchsia perscandens is a scrambling or climbing woody plant with stems up to
16 ft (5 m) long. The round green leaves are usually 1–1.2 in (2.5–3 cm)
long. The purple and green flowers are 0.4 in (1 cm) long.
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