|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from Africa, Asia, Americas
Very fast-growing small tree or shrub with rich green lobed leaves up to 20cm long, and deep red/maroon, bowl-shaped flowers.
Virtually evergreen, the long, lax stems can be trained against a wall, or alternatively, given the support of a tripod of canes, will make a freestanding patio specimen. Outdoors, grow against a warm fence or wall in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Also a superb plant for a conservatory where it will flower all year round.
Abutilons respond well to pruning, in fact ruthless pruning is highly recommended and two thirds of their side shoots can be cut back in spring to restrict growth or improve shape. They are thirsty plants and if grown in pots, may wilt if under-watered, however they recover rapidly.
Commonly called ‘flowering maple’ due to the shape of the leaves, this showy shrub is in fact related to Hibiscus, which the exotic looking flowers clearly indicate.
Height and spread after 1 – 2 years 1.2m x 1m
Mature height and spread after 3 – 4 years 2m x 1.5m