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Corynabutilon × suntense 'Jermyns'
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abutilon 'Jermyns'

'Jermyns' is a vigorous large, more-or-less deciduous shrub with slender-pointed maple-like leaves and bowl-shaped, deep mauve flowers 6cm wide in late spring and summer

Synonyms
Abutilon × suntense 'Jermyns'
Abutilon 'Jermyns Blue'

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Size
Ultimate height
2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Purple Green
Summer Purple Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Malvaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

A genus of exotic-looking flowering trees or shrubs with vine-like, lobed furry green foliage and hibiscus-shaped pale mauve, ocassionally white flowers

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Outdoors, grow in moderately fertile well-drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun. In a conservatory grow in loam-based potting compost (JI No.2) in full light and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly

Propagation

Propagate by rooting softwood, greenwood and semi-ripe cuttings at any time. Hardwood cuttings can be taken in autumn and will root well; keep them frost free

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 1 or pruning group 6 as required. Pruning group 13 if wall training

Pests

Aphids, scale insects (soft scale) and glasshouse whitefly can be a problem

Diseases

Occasional problems with a virus

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