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Abutilon pictum ‘Thompsonii’

Flowering maple

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Features

  • BloomsMay to November
  • Height3m to 6m
  • Spread2m to 3m
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourYellow, orange-pink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green variegated yellow

Description

Abutilon pictum ‘Thompsonii’ (Flowering maple). This Abutilon is an upright rounded evergreen shrub with arrow-shaped variegated green and cream leaves. The bell-like flowers are single and orange-pink, blooming in late spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Chinese lanterns

Origin

Brazil

Interest and use

Ornamental

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, well drained soil.

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

White fly and scale insects. Suceptable to Abutilon Mosaic Virus which gives the leaves a crinkly appearance.

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