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Abutilon ‘Boule de Neige’

Flowering maple

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to November
  • Height0.5m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourSnowy white with yellow stamens
  • Leaf ColourMid-green

Description

Abutilon ‘Boule de Neige’ (Flowering maple). Clear snowy white flowers with yellow stamens and anthers are borne in pendant clusters from mid-green foliage. The petals are round, forming a cup-like shape.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Africa, Asia, Australia and North and South America.

'Abutilon' is an Arabic name for a plant resembling a Mallow.

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

In the growing season, young plants may need tip pruning to promote bushy growth. Mature specimens may have previous season's stems, so cut back annually in early spring. Tie lax-growing species to a support if necessary. Keep under glass in full light and water freely.

Propagation

Propagate Abutilon by seed in spring or by softwood, greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Whitefly, red spider mite and mealy bug.

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