|Height||1.5 - 2m |
|Width||1 - 1.5m |
|Sun exposure||Full sun - Semi shade |
|Soil type||Well-drained |
|Bloom time||Through out the year |
Abutilon x Hybridum "Chinese Lantern" Pink An upright growing shrub with an arching stems and lovely maple shaped leaves. Very hardy, fast growing, with beautiful soft pink, papery, latern shaped flowers. A lovely way to bring butterfies and nectar feeding birds to the garden. A beautiful addition for the cottage garden with its stunning display of flowers which are produce at different times throughout the year.
Will tolerate a variety of soils but must be well-drained. Best planted in full sun with a sheltered position from strong wind. A cut back in early Spring will encourage new growth.
Lovely planted as a hedge, a backdrop in the garden or in a decorative pot on the patio.
Planting: Cultivate soil before planting. Dig hole twice the width of the container. Remove plant from container and place into the hole so that soil level is the same as the surrounding ground. Fill hole firmly and water in even if the soil is moist.
Care: Always ensure regular watering is provided for your new plants. The plants may need watering for around 12 weeks or until they are established depending on time of year and weather conditions once planted.
Good mulching will assist to reduce weeds and maintain moisture levels. Maintain fresh growth, shape and promote dense habit by pruning after main flowering time. Feed in early Spring with a good all round fertiliser.
Using tubestock is a great advantage for planting in your garden as they will establish quickly with the appropriate care.
Plants are supplied as tubestock in 42mm wide pots. Your plant will be established in its pot and ready to plant out.