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Abutilon × hybridum

Flowering maple

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Features

  • BloomsApril to October
  • Height2.5m to 5m
  • Spread2m to 4m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourBright pink, white, yellow, red
  • Leaf ColourMedium-green

Description

Abutilon × hybridum (Flowering maple). Syn A. globulosum and A. hybridum. These are upright spreading evergreen shrubs or sometimes small tree with ovate-rounded leaves which are 3-5 lobed and medium green about 10-20cm. The flowers are bowl to bell shaped and are either white, orange, red or yellow and will bloom from the spring the autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Origin

Of gardens

Interest and use

The flowers and foliage. Suitable for coastal 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

If grown under glass grow in a loam-based compost with full light which you can water freely in the growing season. If grown outside, grow in a moderately fertile well-drained soil, with full sun.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the spring, or by cutting in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for red spider mites, mealy bugs or scale insects.

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