Thursday, September 4, 2008

Abutilon megapotamicum variegatum

Abutilon megapotamicum variegatum Weeping Chinese Lantern

This is a really versatile shrub from Brazil. It grows to about 2 metres but because the stems are quite lax, it can be either trained as a climber flat against a wall or even used as a standard. As a tall standard it makes quite an impact because of the pendulous flowers and brightly splashed ivory /yellow /green foliage.It flowers from late winter through to autumn, will tolerate a range of climates and can take full sun or shade position. It does not have any particular water requirements either.It's a real winner.
2017 update:Makes quite a good standard or espalier.

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