Abutilon 'Tricolour'

Half-hardy Shrub

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Beautiful bell-shaped flowers hang from the slender branches in a trio of different colours. From May to October the dark green palmate foliage of this long lived shrub is the perfect foil for its jewel-like blooms. Abutilon 'Tricolour' is ideal for conservatories and perfect in patio containers which can be moved to a frost free position in winter. In mild areas this half hardy shrub may even be grown in sheltered borders outdoors. Height: 1m (40"). Container grown with 3 plants per container.

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Height Up to 100cm (40in)
Spread Up to 75cm (30in)

Half-hardy Shrub

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1 x 12cm pot (3 abutilon plants) (V17747)

Caution: Harmful if eaten. When growing Abutilon in patio containers, use a loam based compost such as John Innes No. 2. Repot the plants at their original soil level and firm well into the new container. Water well and position in sun or semi shade. In mild areas, plant Abutilon directly into sheltered borders in any moist, free draining soil. If your soil is particularly free draining, improve it by adding some well rotted manure or garden compost.
Feed and water Abutilon regularly throughout the spring and summer. Abutilon particularly dislikes very dry soil and will drop its leaves if allowed to dry out and wilt. In winter, watering should be reduced significantly. Abutilon planted directly into borders will require winter protection from hard frosts. Pot grown plants can be moved to a frost free position over the winter months. In spring, prune out any damaged or dead stems and lightly shape the crown of the plant.

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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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