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Abutilon megapotamicum 'Big Bell' (Patio Standard)

Trailing Abutilon

Half-hardy Shrub

What is Half-Hardy Shrub?

Exotic specimen shrub!

Carefully trained as a standard

Ideal for the conservatory or a sheltered patio

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Treat your patio or conservatory to a specimen plant that’s both elegant and exotic! Abutilon megapotamicum 'Big Bell' has been carefully trained as a standard to create a superb container plant. The main stems are naturally arching, creating a loose crown, set upon a vertical, clear stem. Bicolour, lantern-like blooms dangle from dainty, wiry stems from summer to autumn, against a dark backdrop of semi-evergreen leaves. This half-hardy shrub makes a superb focal point, but will require winter protection in a warm conservatory or heated greenhouse. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 60cm (24").

Height Up to 150cm (59in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Half-hardy Shrub

conservatoryexotic gardenpatio

full sun

Flowering Months

1 x 14cm patio standard plant (30cm stem) (KB7029)
2 x 14cm patio standard plants (30cm stem) (KB7628)

Grow abutilon plants in any fertile, well drained soil in a sunny, sheltered position. A warm south or west facing wall that is protected from cold winds and hard frosts is ideal. In areas where temperatures regularly drop below -5C (23F), abutilon plants are best grown in large patio containers and moved to a frost free position over winter. When growing abutilon in patio containers, use a loam based compost such as John Innes No. 2.
Feed and water regularly throughout the spring and summer. Abutilon plants do not tolerate overly dry soil and may drop their foliage under such conditions. Prune abutilon lightly in spring, removing any damaged or dead stems.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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