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Fuchsia procumbens is a native plant naturally uncommon and is the smallest fuchsia in the world. It is strictly a coastal species This species is found on sandy, gravelly or rocky places near the sea in the North Island from North Cape to Maunganui Bluff on the west coast, and to the northern part of Coromandel Peninsula on the east coast. It is often found growing just above the high-tide mark., where it is sometimes inundated by extra high tides. It is a naturalised plant on Kapiti Island. It is now planted in gardens as a ground cover in both sunny and shady places.