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Abutilon 'Halo' (Abutilon 'Halo')

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Abutilon 'Halo'

Other names

Abutilon 'Halo', Chinese lantern 'Halo', Flowering maple 'Halo', Abutilon x hybridum 'Halo'

Genus

Abutilon Abutilon

Variety or Cultivar

'Halo' _ 'Halo' is a tender, upright, evergreen shrub with lobed, triangular to ovate, toothed, dark green leaves and bell-shaped, red-veined, yellow to light orange flowers in summer and autumn.


Abutilon 'Halo' is: Evergreen

Habit

Upright, Bushy

Flower

Pale-orange, Veined in Summer; Veined, Pale-orange in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-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

Pruning

After flowering, cut spent flower stems back to the first set of leaves.

Propagation

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

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings, Seed, Stem tip cuttings


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Where to grow

Abutilon 'Halo' (Abutilon 'Halo') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

In frost-free areas, grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained, preferably neutral to acid soil in full sun or light shade. In areas with cold winters, treat as an annual of grow in a container and overwinter indoors. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in full light.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

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 'Halo'

Other names

Abutilon 'Halo', Chinese lantern 'Halo', Flowering maple 'Halo', Abutilon x hybridum 'Halo'

Genus

Abutilon Abutilon

Variety or Cultivar

'Halo' _ 'Halo' is a tender, upright, evergreen shrub with lobed, triangular to ovate, toothed, dark green leaves and bell-shaped, red-veined, yellow to light orange flowers in summer and autumn.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Upright, Bushy


Colour

Flower

Pale-orange, Veined in Summer; Veined, Pale-orange in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-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

Pruning

After flowering, cut spent flower stems back to the first set of leaves.

Propagation

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

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings, Seed, Stem tip cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Abutilon 'Halo' (Abutilon 'Halo') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

In frost-free areas, grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained, preferably neutral to acid soil in full sun or light shade. In areas with cold winters, treat as an annual of grow in a container and overwinter indoors. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in full light.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

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

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Abutilon 'Halo' (Abutilon 'Halo')

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Abutilon 'Halo' (Abutilon 'Halo')

Common pest name

cotton mealybug

Scientific pest name

Phenacoccus solenopsis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Watching brief for potential impact on tomato production in the Mediterranean. Other southern European countries likely to be more at risk. Precautionary action will be taken on findings on planting material to protect glasshouse crops and botanical gardens.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Abutilon 'Halo' (Abutilon 'Halo')

Common pest name

False codling moth

Scientific pest name

Thaumatotibia leucotreta

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous pest; detected mainly on citrus and peppers. EU regulation under consideration following recurrent interceptions.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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