Abutilon aurantiacum


Chinese Lantern

1 to 2m tall, spreading habit, orange flowers in spring and summer


Garden shrub, sometimes grown as espalier.


Half hardy; Grow in full sun or light shade; Prune at the end of winter; remove long straggly stems. Abutilons can spread and become straggly and unattractive if they are not pruned. Water freely when growing, and moderately when growth slows.


Cuttings in summer or early autumn; Layering in spring


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Can be frost sensitive, otherwise relatively hardy

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