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ABUTILON x suntense

Commonly known as Chinese lantern, Flowering maple, Parlour maple

Dark mauve to blue flowers
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Seeds £5.00 per packet
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ for £4.00 each

Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£25.00 each

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2021

 

  • Deciduous - narrowly ovate, 3 to 5-lobed, grey-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long with toothed margins
  • Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
  • Blue
  • Height - 4m (13ft)
  • Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Tall Shrub - fast-growing, upright shrub with stout, grey-felted shoots. Flowers are long-stalked and pendent
  • 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
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - A. ochsenii x A. vitifolium
  • 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 - Saucer-shaped - - to 6cm (2½in) across
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf margin - Lobed - see photos above
  • Serrate
  • Leaf shape - Ovate - see photos above
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Neutral to acid soil
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4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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