Corynabutilon vitifolium 'Veronica Tennant'
abutilon 'Veronica Tennant'
A large deciduous shrub with maple-like leaves with 3-5 toothed lobes. Flowers saucer-shaped, light mauve, 8cm in width
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Ultimate height2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread1.5–2.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
A genus of exotic-looking flowering trees or shrubs with vine-like, lobed furry green foliage and hibiscus-shaped pale mauve, ocassionally white flowers
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How to grow
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
Propagate by softwood cuttings in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Wall side borders
Generally disease free
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