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ABUTILON x suntense
Commonly known as Chinese lantern, Flowering maple, Parlour maple
Dark mauve to blue flowers
ABUTILON x suntense is also available as part of our 'The Blue Border' offer.
29 plants for £303.50 - saving you £43.50
Pests & Diseases - whiteflies, red spider mites, mealybugs, scale insects (particularly in greenhouse).
Place of Origin - garden origin (A. ochsenii x A. vitifolium)
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
Height - 4m (12ft)
Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
Evergreen - to semi evergreen. Narrowly ovate, 3- to 5-lobed, grey-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long with toothed margins.
Tall Shrub - fast-growing, upright shrub with stout, grey-felted shoots. Flowers are long-stalked, pendent, to 6cm (2½in) across.
Full Sun - shelter from cold, drying winds.
fertile well drained soil
Flower Shape - Saucer-shaped
Shrubs - Care Guide
Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Arches - Obelisks & Trellis
Metal wall trellis
Steel garden trellis panels finished with ball finials. 10 year guarantee.
3 options from £10.45
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Vermin & Pest Control
SB Plant Invigorator
This is a non-biological non-chemical plant insecticide and mildewcide. Works against the physical motion of the insect. Perfect for all plants and edible crops.
2ply sisal garden twine - 250 grams
Natural garden twine, 500 grams, 350 metres. Ideal in the garden or the home.