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Fuchsia and Petunia plants for hanging baskets

Zone Northern Ireland | Lynnemcf added on May 9, 2015 | Answered

I have bought Fuchsia and Petunia plants online, which I have planted in small pots before I transfer to hanging baskets. Should I pinch out new growth to make the plants bushier?

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shelley
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Answered on May 11, 2015

Yes, if you desire more bushy plants, you can start pinching provided your plants have produced at least 2-3 sets of true leaves. Just keep in mind that pinching usually delays flowering.

Here is a link to an article that has nice visuals on the transformation a fuchsia can take through the pinching process:
http://www.jwjonline.net/fuchsia_care.php

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