Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Fuchsia arborescens

Curtis's Botanical Magazine figured this plant (Vol. LIII, 1826 - Plate 2620) calling it the "Laurel-Leaved Fuchsia"). The plant was drawn from a specimen sent by Mr. Robert Barclay, Esq., of Bury-Hill. He bought it from the Sloane Street Nursery, where it had been raised from seed sent from Mexico by a Mr. Bullock . Other Mexican collections of the same species were obtained by R. P. Staples (together with over two hundred other species). Cultivated as a greenhouse shrub, the plants were often stood out for the summer to improve flowering.
Oliveira Junior, Jornal de Horticultura Pratica, Vol I, p.61

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