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ABUTILON megapotamicum 'Variegatum'

Commonly known as Flowering maple, Chinese lantern, Parlour maple, Trailing abutilon

Golden variegated form suitable for conservatory growing
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    To semi evergreen. lance-shaped to ovate leaves to 12cm (5in) long, shallowly lobed and heart-shaped at the base.
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
  • Red
  • Yellow
    Yellow and crimson
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Or climber. Slender, arching shoots. Produces pendent flowers with purple stamens protruding from red calyces along the young shoots
  • 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)
  • Full sun

ABUTILON megapotamicum 'Variegatum'

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£16.50 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022

 

  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Whiteflies, red spider mites, mealybugs, scale insects (particularly in greenhouse).
    Place of origin
    Brazil.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern
    To 4cm (1½in) long
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Gold variegated
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 8
    Suitable for: Wall trained shrubs and less vigorous climbers.
    Action: For climbers 'spur prune' by cutting back 3-4 buds of the permanent framework. For wall trained shrubs cut back flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds of permanent framework.
    When: Annually after flowers if on previous year's growth, or in late Winter or Spring if on current year's growth.

    RHS group 12 & 13
  • Seasonal Interest
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  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
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2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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