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Abutilon ‘John Thompson’

Flowering maple

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to November
  • Height0.5m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Abutilon ‘John Thompson’ (Flowering maple). This variety has yellow and bell-shaped flower with reddish sepals and the white female stigmas protrude beyond the yellow male anthers. The leaves are shallowly-lobed, grey-green.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Origin

Africa, Asia, Australia and North and South America.

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

Interest and use

The flowers and foliage. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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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

Abutilon are frost hardy to frost tender, min 5-7C. They need full sun or partial shade and fertile, well-drained soil. 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. Water containerised specimens freely when in full growth, less at other times.

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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