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ABUTILON vitifolium

Commonly known as Chinese lantern, Flowering maple, Parlour maple



Saucer-shaped pale to deep mauve flowers. Needs sun and shelter
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£16.00 each
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Available again from summer 2019
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2 to 3 Litre

  • Deciduous - ovate, shallowly 3- to 5-lobed, toothed, softly grey-hairy leaves to 15cm (6in) long.
  • Blue - pale to deep mauve
  • Height - 4m (13ft)
  • Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Tall Shrub - fast-growing, upright shrub, sometimes tree-like, with stout, grey-felted shoots. Produces long-stalked, pendent flowers to 8cm (3in) across with long stamens.
  • 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
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - an 1840s introduction by the Cornish plant hunter William Lobb (1809-1864)
  • Pests & Diseases - whiteflies, red spider mites, mealybugs, scale insects (particularly in greenhouse).
  • Place of origin - Chile.
  • Flower Shape - Saucer-shaped
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • 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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Commonly known as: Chinese lantern, Flowering maple, Parlour maple.
A striking single white with fragrant flowers borne in profusion
£16.50 each
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