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California Fuschia

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Native Hummingbird Magnet

If you seek to plant native Western wildflowers that act as a resource for hummingbirds - your quest has ended! California Fuchsia (Zauscheneria californica) offers chalice-shaped, fire engine red flowers in late summer and autumn.

These are perfectly suited as a critical nectar source for Anna's, Allen's, Black-Chinned, Broad-Billed, Calliope, Costa's, Rufous and Xantus's hummingbirds. Get your binoculars out!

Plant this low shrub in containers or use as a groundcover to help stabilize hillsides and steep embankments. It will spread by rhizome to three feet width and stand only 2 and a half feet tall. Annual pruning or mowing after the flowering season is done will encourage a strong showing for next year's blooms. Plant poolside to encourage 'flying flowers' to visit.

This hardy plant adapts to average garden conditions with ease. Provide adequate water to establish, then it's very drought tolerant once it is established. Consider this as a cornerstone of any xeric or water-wise garden plan.

Native to California's foothills and dry slopes along seasonal creeks, this is an easy care perennial. If grown in full sun, you'll want to watch the amount of water it receives. Found near seasonal creeks in the wild, give it a deep drink of water at least once a month in drier areas. They will also thrive in partial shade.

People snap these plants up, as they give much-needed color in the late summer. Don't let this native beauty get away from you. Order your California Fuchsia from us today!

  • Bright Scarlet Flowers in Late Summer
  • High Quality Nectar for Hummingbirds
  • Fast Growing
  • Drought Tolerant

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep.
Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.
*If you have found your zone already, the table above will highlight your zone.
Color Zone Times
3 Spring 2019
4 Spring 2019
5 Spring 2019
6 Spring 2019
7 Spring 2019
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

California Fuschia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8 - 10
Growing Zones 8 - 10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Zauschneria californica (syn.Epilobium canum)
Foliage Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 2.5 feet
Mature Spread 2.5 - 3 feet
Soil Type Well drained
Moisture Low
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Gray green