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Abutilon 'Canary Bird' (Abutilon 'Canary Bird')

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
4m
Max height
4m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Abutilon 'Canary Bird'

Other names

Abutilon 'Canary Bird'

Genus

Abutilon Abutilon

Variety or Cultivar

'Canary Bird' _ 'Canary Bird' is a large evergreen shrub, with nodding, bell-shaped yellow flowers.


Abutilon 'Canary Bird' is: Evergreen

Habit

Spreading, Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-yellow, Cream in Spring; Pale-yellow, Cream in Autumn

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mealybugs , Scale insects , Glasshouse whitefly , Glasshouse red spider mite Mealybugs , Scale insects , Glasshouse whitefly , Glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

May suffer from virus.

General care

Propagation

Propagate by seed in spring at 15ºC to 18ºC, or by softwood cuttings.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Abutilon 'Canary Bird' (Abutilon 'Canary Bird') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Wallside and trellises, City, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow outdoors in sunny sheltered border, or grow under glass in loam-based compost in full light. When growin in warm weather, water regularly and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each month. In winter, water sparingly keeping almost moist.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Abutilon 'Canary Bird'

Other names

Abutilon 'Canary Bird'

Genus

Abutilon Abutilon

Variety or Cultivar

'Canary Bird' _ 'Canary Bird' is a large evergreen shrub, with nodding, bell-shaped yellow flowers.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Spreading, Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-yellow, Cream in Spring; Pale-yellow, Cream in Autumn

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mealybugs , Scale insects , Glasshouse whitefly , Glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

May suffer from virus.

General care

Propagation

Propagate by seed in spring at 15ºC to 18ºC, or by softwood cuttings.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Abutilon 'Canary Bird' (Abutilon 'Canary Bird') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Wallside and trellises, City, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow outdoors in sunny sheltered border, or grow under glass in loam-based compost in full light. When growin in warm weather, water regularly and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each month. In winter, water sparingly keeping almost moist.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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