Bonsai is: 1. Trees or shrubs, collected from nature, stores or sowed from seeds. 2. Kept year around, inside or outside, in a container. 3. Easy to maintain, provided substrate/soil, temperature, humidity and light that is natural for the tree. 4. A dynamic and rewarding combination of art & recreation.
Bonsai is not: 1. Japanese special kind of trees that are difficult to maintain.
Fuchsia hardiness is variable depending on particular species. Fuchsia magellanica though is reliably hardy down to around -3°C(27 F). Temperatures below this will cause rapid leaf fall and can, on occasions, cause dieback of the branches, though the root system will tolerate temperatures of -10° centigrade (14 F) or less. Specimens do require a dormancy otherwise they lose their vigour. It is advisable to leave trees outside until at least the first frosts of the Autumn and then move to a light, frost-free position for the remainder of the winter.