The Abutilon x hybridum is a evergreen shrub that is a great feature for any garden. The lovely, bell-shaped brightly coloured flowers look like little lanterns. The flower colours are depend on the variety. The variety we have has an orange flower.
Common Name/s : Chinese lantern
Family : Malvaceac
Origin : China and South America
Habit : Upright
Height : Up to 2.0m in height
Width : Up to 2.0m in width
Growth Rate : Fast
Foliage : The leaves are palmately lobed almost maple-like in shape, and is evergreen
Flowers : Yes
Flower Description : The flowers are lovely, bell-shaped that looks like a chinese lantern. Comes in a variety of colours based on the different cultivars.
Flowers colours : Orange
Fruit : Not know to have fruits
Position : In full sun to part shade
Common Pest And Diseases : Susceptable to leaf eating insects like flea beetles, aphids and catepillars.
Soil Type : Any well drained soil, suitable in sandy, medium loamy and heavy clay soils.
Care And Maintenance : Prune hard in Spring after flowering to keep tidy or the tips can be pruned to promote growth
Available Pot Size/s : 400mm