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Abutilon megapotamicum (Chinese Lantern)

Flowering Maple

The average plant height is 30 cm

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Suited to regions:Subtropical, Temperate
Plant type:Shrubs
Height:1.20 m
Spread:1.20 m
Flowering time:Spring, Autumn, Winter
Garden uses:Living areas, Parks, Pool areas, Specimen
Garden styles:Backyard, City & Courtyard, Cottage, Frontyard, Japanese, Modern
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Abutilon megapotamicum (Chinese Lantern) Details

Abutilon megapotamicum is an elegant shrub grown for its showy, lantern-shaped flowers. The red flowers are produced from spring through autumn and bear prominent yellow and purple stamens. The lush foliage is dark green and serves as a pleasant backdrop to the flowers. It typically grows to 1.2 m tall and the same wide and responds well to trimming which encourages fresh, new growth. It grows best when planted in full sun or partial shade on a well-drained site, and will tolerate moderate frost and cool climates through it will tend to be deciduous in these environments. This variety of Abutilon is commonly included in mixed plantings, used as a backdrop for smaller plants, planted around outdoor living areas, added to cottage gardens, or maintained in a container.

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