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Abutilon 'Old Rose Belle'

abutilon 'Old Rose Belle'

A relatively compact, semi-evergreen shrub to around 1.2m tall with toothed, ovate to heart-shaped leaves and large, bowl-shaped, prominently veined, pink flowers borne from summer into early autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Pink Green
Autumn Pink Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Malvaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Abutilon can be evergreen or deciduous shrubs, trees, perennials or annuals, with simple or palmately lobed leaves and bell-shaped or bowl-shaped flowers often with conspicuous stamens

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow under glass or indoors in a loam-based potting compost in full light. When in growth water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly. Water sparingly in winter, keeping barely moist. Can be grown outdoors in warmer climates

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 9

Pests

May be susceptible to glasshouse whitefly, glasshouse red spider mite, mealybugs and scale insects

Diseases

May be susceptible to honey fungus (rarely) or a virus

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