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ABUTILON 'John Thompson'

Commonly known as Chinese Lantern, Flowering maple, Parlour maple

Golden yellow pendant flowers and 3-lobed leaves
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Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2020 - These plants are not available until September/October 2019
£16.00 each

Delivery Information Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2020
  • Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well. - shallowly lobed, grey-green leaves 10-20cm (4-8in) long
  • Yellow - golden yellow
  • Height - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread - 1m (3ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - abundant pendent flowers with protruding stamens
  • 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
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - whiteflies, red spider mites, mealybugs, scale insects (particularly in glasshouse).
  • Place of origin - garden origin
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Bell/Lantern - - 6-8cm (2½-3in) long
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • 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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1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (3ft)
 

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