I love my Abutilon x suntense white which is evergreen in Bournemouth and covered in lovely white flowers for a good period early in the year but no local…
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.
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.