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Abutilon 'Kentish Belle' (Abutilon 'Kentish Belle')

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Abutilon 'Kentish Belle'

Other names

Abutilon 'Kentish Belle'

Genus

Abutilon Abutilon

Variety or Cultivar

'Kentish Belle' _ 'Kentish Belle' is a semi-evergreen shrub with arching branches and bell-shaped flowers, with orange-yellow petals and dark red outer calyx.


Abutilon 'Kentish Belle' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow, Orange, Red in Summer; Yellow, Red, Orange in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

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


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Where to grow

Abutilon 'Kentish Belle' (Abutilon 'Kentish Belle') 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.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, 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)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Abutilon 'Kentish Belle'

Other names

Abutilon 'Kentish Belle'

Genus

Abutilon Abutilon

Variety or Cultivar

'Kentish Belle' _ 'Kentish Belle' is a semi-evergreen shrub with arching branches and bell-shaped flowers, with orange-yellow petals and dark red outer calyx.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow, Orange, Red in Summer; Yellow, Red, Orange in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mealybugs , Aphids , 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, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Abutilon 'Kentish Belle' (Abutilon 'Kentish Belle') 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.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, 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, Zone 8

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Abutilon 'Kentish Belle' (Abutilon 'Kentish Belle')

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 'Kentish Belle' (Abutilon 'Kentish Belle')

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 'Kentish Belle' (Abutilon 'Kentish Belle')

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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