Pruning sun fuschia

This is So.Calif coastal.
I have let my sun fuschias get out of hand.
Lots of branches crossing; little "threads" from dead blooms, in short, a mess.
Rather than get in there and fiddle with all this, which would take forever, am wondering whether I could just cut back to a few trunks and wait for plants to come back.
(I have done this repeatedly with a "regular" fuschia when it got too long & droopy, and it always came back. But the configuration of this fuschia is quite different from the tangled mess of the sun fuschias.)
Any experience/input on this?
Persephone
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What is a "sun fuchsia"? Gary
<Persephone> wrote in message > This is So.Calif coastal.

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On Sat, 19 Aug 2006 19:16:48 -0400, "V_coerulea"

Duh...Now that you ask...
I've always heard this particular one called "sun fuchsia", and just concluded that the term meant that it would take more sun than "regular" ones. I went online to look for the term, but didn't find.
However, I did find a picture om WikiPedia that looks a lot like the plant I'm concerned with.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuchsia
Persephone

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On Sat, 19 Aug 2006 15:37:14 -0700, Persephone wrote:

I've run over them with a lawn mower and dug them up, just leaving a bit of root, and they came back. If they are in the ground, and established, they are quite sturdy. I presume you are speaking of real fuchsias which are sun tolerant. Need any 20 foot long cuttings?
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