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ABUTILON vitifolium 'Album'
Commonly known as Chinese lantern, Flowering maple, Parlour maple
Deciduous - ovate, shallowly 3- to 5-lobed, toothed, grey-hairy leaves to 15cm (6in) long.
Height - 4m (14ft)
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)
Additional Features - 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
Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Scented Plants - Scented flowers
Seasonal Interest - Summer
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
Neutral to acid soil
Wildlife - Bee friendly
Abutilon - Care Guide
Shrubs - Care Guide
- How to plant/move a shrub
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- Fertisiling shrubs - Video Tip ondemand_video
- 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.