Abutilon is a genus of almost 150 species of broadleaf evergreens, including annuals, perennials, shrubs and small trees from 1-10m tall. Abutilon is also known as Chinese Bell Flower, Chinese Lantern, Mallow, Indian Mallow, Flowering Maple.
Abutilon ‘kentish belle’
Abutilon ‘Kentish Belle’ is a semi-evergreen shrub bearing dark purple-brown shoots and slender, arching branches. This Abutilon is also called Chinese Lantern, because of its flowers strange shape. The large, bell-shaped flowers, which hang from the branches during summer and autumn, are apricot-yellow and red. The leaves of Abutilon ‘Kentish Belle’ are shallowly lobed and dark green. In cold areas, you have to provide it shelter, warmth and support, by training against a warm wall.
How to grow Abutilon ‘Kentish Belle’
It grows in well-drained, fertile soil, in sun. Prune Abutilon ‘Kentish Belle’ annually in late winter to preserve a well-spaced, healthy framework. abutilon megapotamicum.
The trailing Abutilon is a semi-evergreen shrub bearing pendulous, bell-shaped, red and yellow flowers from summer to autumn. The oval leaves of Abutilon Megapotamicum are bright green and heart-shaped at the base. In cold climates, train against a warm wall or grow in a conservatory.
How to grow Abutilon Megapotamicum
Trailing Abutilon feels best in well-drained moderately fertile soil, in full sun. Remove any wayward shoots during late winter or early spring. Abutilon Vitifolium ‘Veronica Tennant’ is a fast-growing, upright, deciduous shrub that may attain the stature of a small, bushy tree. Masses of large, bowl-shaped flowers hang from the stout, grey-felted shoots in early summer. The softly grey-hairy leaves of Abutilon ‘Veronica Tennant’ are sharply toothed. It may not survive in cold areas. ‘Tennant’s White’, with pure white flowers, is also recommended.
How to grow Abutilon Vitifolium ‘Veronica Tennant’
‘Veronica Tennant’ grows in well-drained moderately fertile soil, in full sun. Prune young Abutilon ‘Veronica Tennant’ after flowering to encourage a good shape; do not prune established plants.
Abutilon ‘Nabob’ is one of the annuals, an attractive show of open, bowl-shaped, deep red flowers from spring to autumn on a spreading, evergreen shrub with rich green leaves. Use ‘Nabob’ Flowering Maple in pot plant displays or bedding schemes. Anyway, ‘Nabob’ is probably most suitable for a conservatory.
How to grow Abutilon ‘Nabob’
This annual and bedding Abutilon grows in well-drained, fertile, soil-based compost, in full sun.