• Abutilon megapotamicum
  • Abutilon megapotamicum
  • Abutilon megapotamicum
  • Abutilon megapotamicum
    Abutilon megapotamicum
    Abutilon megapotamicum

Abutilon megapotamicum

Trailing Abutilon
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: Sold Out

£8.99

Quick Overview

  • Spectacular red and yellow lantern-shaped flowers
  • Trailing habit
  • Large shrub
  • Hardy in a sheltered spot
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Description

Abutilon megapotamicum or Trailing Abutilon as it sometimes called, is one of the hardiest of the species Abutilons and is native to the southern part of South America. The flowers on Abutilon megapotamicum are extraordinarily beautiful and have a red Chinese-lantern upper half with yellow petals on the lower half from which the anthers dangle down. It is an unusual and exotic look. 

Abutilon megapotamicum is one of the best Abutilons to start with if you are looking to buy your first Abutilon. Although it will probably require some protection in extreme weather in the colder parts of the country, it is reliably hardy in most winters throughout the southern counties, urban microclimates and coastal locations. Nonetheless, it is sensible to grow it in a sheltered south-facing aspect up against a wall.

Abutilon megapotamicum is a wonderful plant and creates an exotic sub-tropical atmosphere. Its flowers are produced from spring onwards, continuing for a very long time, throughout the summer and well into the autumn months. The flowers are a magnet for pollinating insects and butterflies.

Recommended.

Additional Information

Order Malvales
Family Malvaceae
Sub-Family Malvoideae
Synonyms Abutilon inflatum, Abutilon vexillarium, Periptera megapotamica, Sida leopoldii, Sida megapotamica
Geographical Origin Argentina, Uruguay and southern Brazil
Cultivation Full sun. Rich well-drained soil. Protected, sheltered location against a sunny south-facing wall. Water and feed well during the summer months. Keep dry-ish during the winter months
Eventual Height 2m
Eventual Spread 1.5m
Hardiness Hardy down to about -10C. Ideal against a wall. Can be grown in sheltered London gardens or favoured SW coastal locations without too much trouble. Fleecing in extreme weather or the coldest parts of the country may be necessary

Abutilon megapotamicum

Trailing Abutilon
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: Sold Out

£8.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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