AWARD

ABUTILON 'Nabob'

Commonly known as Flowering maple, Chinese lantern, Parlour maple

Purple-stalked, deep red flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Ovate to rounded, 3- to 5-lobed, 10-20cm (4-8in) long, rich green leaves
  • Red
    Deep red
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Erect to spreading shrub or small tree. Produces large, 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)
  • Full sun

ABUTILON 'Nabob'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Can bloom during winter in a conservatory.
    Pests & Diseases
    Whiteflies, red spider mites, mealybugs, scale insects (particularly in glasshouse)
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. Hybrid of A. darwinii and A. striatum. Netherlands.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Bowl-shaped
    To 7cm (2¾in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Greenhouse / conservatory
    Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
    Use loam-based compost (JI No.2) in full light
  • Hardiness
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Leaf margin
    Lobed
    (see photos above)
    Serrate
    (see photos above)
  • 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
    Autumn
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  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
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3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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