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ABUTILON

Commonly known as Chinese lantern, Flowering maple, Parlour maple

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Genus of about 150 species, deciduous and evergreen, in the form of shrubs, small trees, perennials and annuals.

Hailing from tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, Australia, North and South America the frost prone species are suitable as conservatory or house plants. Half hardy species do well in a sunny border and those of arching habit against a warm wall.

The various attributes to maple arise from the shape of the leaves.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - ovate, shallowly 3- to 5-lobed, toothed, softly grey-hairy leaves to 15cm (6in) long.
  • Blue - pale to deep mauve
  • Height - 4m (13ft)
  • Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Tall Shrub - fast-growing, upright shrub, sometimes tree-like, with stout, grey-felted shoots. Produces long-stalked, pendent flowers with long stamens.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - an 1840s introduction by the Cornish plant hunter William Lobb (1809-1864)
  • Pests & Diseases - whiteflies, red spider mites, mealybugs, scale insects (particularly in greenhouse).
  • Place of origin - Chile.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Saucer-shaped - - to 8cm (3in) across
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Neutral to acid soil
4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

Buy Varieties of ABUTILON

ABUTILON 'Ashford Red'

ABUTILON 'Ashford Red'  >


Commonly known as: Chinese lantern, Flowering maple, Parlour maple.
Deep red
£16.00 each

ABUTILON 'Canary Bird'   AWARD

ABUTILON 'Canary Bird'  >


Commonly known as: Chinese lantern, Flowering maple, Parlour maple.
Pure yellow flowers
£16.00 each
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Available from July 2020 -

ABUTILON 'Kentish Belle'   AWARD

ABUTILON 'Kentish Belle'  >


Commonly known as: Chinese lantern, Flowering maple, Parlour maple.
Yellow and crimson, hardier cultivar
£16.00 each

ABUTILON 'John Thompson'

ABUTILON 'John Thompson'  >


Commonly known as: Chinese Lantern, Flowering maple, Parlour maple.
Golden yellow pendant flowers and 3-lobed leaves
£16.00 each

ABUTILON megapotamicum   AWARD

ABUTILON megapotamicum  >


Commonly known as: Flowering maple, Chinese lantern, Parlour maple, Trailing abutilon.
Tubular red & yellow flowers
£15.00 each

ABUTILON megapotamicum 'Variegatum'  AWARD

ABUTILON megapotamicum 'Variegatum'  >


Commonly known as: Flowering maple, Chinese lantern, Parlour maple, Trailing abutilon.
Golden variegated form suitable for conservatory growing
£16.00 each

ABUTILON 'Nabob'   AWARD

ABUTILON 'Nabob'  >


Commonly known as: Flowering maple, Chinese lantern, Parlour maple.
Purple stalked deep red flowers
£16.00 each

ABUTILON 'Orange Hot Lava'

ABUTILON 'Orange Hot Lava'  >


Commonly known as: Chinese lantern, Flowering maple, Parlour maple.
A striking orange-red new introduction
£17.50 each

ABUTILON 'Patrick Synge'

ABUTILON 'Patrick Synge'  >


Commonly known as: Chinese lantern, Flowering maple, Parlour maple.
Vigorous grower with flame-red flowers.
£16.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

ABUTILON x suntense

ABUTILON x suntense  >


Commonly known as: Chinese lantern, Flowering maple, Parlour maple.
Dark mauve to blue flowers
£25.00 each
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock

ABUTILON vitifolium 'Album'

ABUTILON vitifolium 'Album'  >


Commonly known as: Chinese lantern, Flowering maple, Parlour maple.
A striking single white with fragrant flowers borne in profusion
£17.50 each

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