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Abutilon globosum ‘Ashford Red’

Flowering maple

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to November
  • Height2m to 5m
  • Spread1.5m to 0.8m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourSoft red
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Abutilon globosum ‘Ashford Red’ (Flowering maple). Leaves are large and light green. The flowers are a vibrant soft red and rounded at the base like a ballgown. Can grow up to 9 feet.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Of gardens

Interest and use

The flowers and foliage. Suitable for costal conditions.

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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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