Holly Fuschia is a pretty shrub with leaves that look and feel like holly leaves but red fushia-like flowers rather than berries. If you have fond memories of holly from the Northern Hemisphere – or associate it with Christmas – this is a good substitute. But it is much more than that.
The flowers suit the beaks of little brown honeyeaters and the bush offers them lots of protection.
I have two. One in a native bed on the east side of the house. A newer smaller one in the native square on the west side.
- Evergreen Perennial
- Green glossy oval leaves
- Shrub to 5 Metres High. Mine has got up to 2m. It prunes easily.
- Semi-Shade / will tolerate Full Sun
- Red flowers to 35 mm in Spring
- Slow growing at first, but then grows rapidly
Would also make a good hedge or pot plant
Listed as Vunerable Species
Here it is flowering in July 2018