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ABUTILON 'Ashford Red'
Commonly known as Chinese lantern, Flowering maple, Parlour maple
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Evergreen - to semi evergreen. Broadly ovate to rounded, 3- to 5-lobed, pale to mid-green leaves 10-20cm (4-8in) long.
Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
Red - deep red
Height - 3m (10ft)
Spread - 3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - erect to spreading shrub or small tree. Produces nodding to pendent flowers
Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
Additional Features - Good to know - can flower all through winter in a conservatory.
Pests & Diseases - whiteflies, red spider mites, mealybugs, scale insects (particularly in greenhouse).
Place of origin - garden origin.
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower Shape - Bell/Lantern - 6-8cm (2½-3in) long
Hardiness - Half hardy (down to 0)
Seasonal Interest - Autumn
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
Neutral to acid soil
Abutilon - Care Guide
Shrubs - Care Guide
- How to plant/move a shrub
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- Mulching - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Pruning a shrub - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Taking semi-ripe cuttings -Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-sown seedlings - Video Tip ondemand_video
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.