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Abutilon megapotamicum (Trailing abutilon)

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3 hours care
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2.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Abutilon megapotamicum

Other names

Trailing abutilon

Genus

Abutilon Abutilon

Species

A. megapotamicum - A. megapotamicum is a semi-evergreen, medium-sized shrub (2m) with tapering, narrowly ovate leaves, and pendulous, bell-shaped flowers with yellow petals and large crimson calyx, in summer and autumn.


Abutilon megapotamicum is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Spreading

Flower

Red, Yellow in Summer; Yellow, Red in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

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

Diseases

May suffer from virus.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 9

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 megapotamicum (Trailing 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, Conservatory, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow outside as summer bedding in a sheltered position or as an indoor/conservatory plant.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, 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 megapotamicum

Other names

Trailing abutilon

Genus

Abutilon Abutilon

Species

A. megapotamicum - A. megapotamicum is a semi-evergreen, medium-sized shrub (2m) with tapering, narrowly ovate leaves, and pendulous, bell-shaped flowers with yellow petals and large crimson calyx, in summer and autumn.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Spreading


Colour

Flower

Red, Yellow in Summer; Yellow, Red in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

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

Diseases

May suffer from virus.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 9

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 megapotamicum (Trailing 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, Conservatory, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow outside as summer bedding in a sheltered position or as an indoor/conservatory plant.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, 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 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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