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Abutilon ‘Kentish Belle’

Flowering maple

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  • Abutilon ‘Kentish Belle’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.8m to 2.5m
  • Spread0.6m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourOrange-yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Abutilon ‘Kentish Belle’ (Flowering maple). This slender arching shrub is evergreen or semi-evergreen. The dark brown-purple shoots have narrowly ovate, dark green leaves about 4cm long. The flowers are about 7cm long with pendant bell-shaped, usually apricot-yellow with purple stamens. Sepals are a rich burgundy red. Flowers are more elongated than some other Abutilons.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Shrub

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
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile well-drained soil with full sun.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the spring or by root softwood cuttings in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for scale insects, mealy bugs and whitefly.

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