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Botanical name: Abutilon x suntense
Other names: Violetta abutilon
Species: A. x suntense - A. x suntense is a vigorous shrub with an upright habit and bearing masses of large violet blooms that are flat rather than bell-shaped.
Abutilon x suntense is: Semi evergreen
Flower: Violet in Summer; Violet in Autumn
Foliage: Dark-green in Summer
Diseases: May suffer from virus.
Propagation: Propagate by seed in spring at 15ºC to 18ºC, or by softwood cuttings.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Softwood cuttings, Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Abutilon x suntense (Violetta abutilon) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.
Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Containers, Wallside and trellises, City, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse
Cultivation: Grow outdoors in sunny sheltered border, or grow under glass in loam-based compost in full light.
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|Soil types:||Loamy, Sandy|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Hardiness:||Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)|
Discuss Abutilon x suntense (Violetta abutilon) with other Shoot members.
My abutilon suntense is essentially made up of one branch growing straight up for almost 2 meters. It looks quite pitiful. I thought this plant was supposed to be quite bushy. Can I hard prune it back in the autumn in an attempt to get it to branch out further down the stem? Or will that just kill it?
Can anyone offer advice? Is there anything I can do to make the plant a bit "fuller"?
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