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Abutilon globosum

Flowering maple

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to November
  • Height2m to 5m
  • Spread1.5m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite, red, yellow, orange
  • Leaf ColourPale to medium green

Description

Abutilon globosum (Flowering maple). These plants are open evergreen shrubs with lobed and rounded leaves which are pale to medium green. The flowers are generally bell shaped and can be white, red, yellow and orange. Syn. Abutilon x hybridum and A. Hybridum which refer to a group of cultigens.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Of gardens

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers

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Needs

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

Cultivation

You will need to grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil with full sun.

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for scale insects, mealy bugs and whitefly.

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