Bolivian fuchsia is a small erect shrub (2-5 m tall) with grey-green opposite leaves (5-10 cm long). Red (or sometimes white) trumpet-like flowers are produced in hanging, terminal clusters, followed by cylindrical dark-purple berries.
Bolivian fuchsia forms dense tall thickets of up to 2 m. It establishes along track and stream sides, along forest margins, and in disturbed and intact forest, and is very shade-tolerant. It is also able to disperse large distances from cultivated and naturalised individuals via bird dispersal.
What to do
Contact your regional council to determine the status of this species and responsibility for control and/or advice on control.
Page last updated: 20 March 2009