ABUTILON 'Gerdmann's Red'

Commonly known as Chinese lantern, Flowering maple, Parlour maple

Orange-red bell-shaped flowers
  • Evergreen
    Lance-shaped to ovate bright green leaves
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
  • Height
    1m (39in)
  • Spread
    1m (39in)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Compact shrub with arching shoots and pendent flowers
  • 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)
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun

ABUTILON 'Gerdmann's Red'

 
Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£18.50  
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2024

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    A smaller-flowered megapotamicum hybrid
    Pests & Diseases
    Whiteflies, red spider mites, mealybugs, scale insects (particularly in greenhouse)
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. USA
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
    Town garden
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 8
    Suitable for: Wall trained shrubs and less vigorous climbers.
    Action: For climbers 'spur prune' by cutting back 3-4 buds of the permanent framework. For wall trained shrubs cut back flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds of permanent framework.
    When: Annually after flowers if on previous year's growth, or in late Winter or Spring if on current year's growth.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
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  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
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1m (39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (39in)
 

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