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California Fuchsia


A fast-growing, clump-forming, woody-based Californian native with linear to oblong greyish-green woolly leaves. The bright scarlet, narrow funnel-shaped flowers attract hummingbirds. Drought tolerant but looks best with occasional summer irrigation.

Epilobium canum (Zauschneria californica)

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Woolly

Leaf shape : Linear to oblong

Leaf color : Greyish-green

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Narrow, funnel-shaped

Flower color : Red

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Semi-deciduous

Average size maturity width : 3-4 ft.

Average size maturity height : 1/2 - 1 ft.

Growth rate : Fast

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 5 to 10 F( Z7b)

Sunset zone : 2-11, 14-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Hummingbirds : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes