ABUTILON x suntense

Commonly known as Chinese lantern, Flowering maple, Parlour maple

Dark mauve to blue flowers
Further Reading....
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
    Narrowly ovate, glossy, bright-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • 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
  • 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

ABUTILON x suntense

 
Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
Seeds £5.00 per packet 
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Any 3+ for £4.00 each
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Available again from APRIL 2024 - When fresh stock arrives
£25.00 each 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    A. ochsenii x A. vitifolium
    Pests & Diseases
    Whiteflies, red spider mites, mealybugs, scale insects, particularly under glass
    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
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Border
    Sunny, sheltered border
    Coastal / windswept
    Sheltered coastal areas
    Town garden
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • 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.

  • 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)
 

Useful extras...

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.
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Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

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Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
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Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

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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™.
Only £7.50

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