Abutilon 'var album'

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Abutilon vitifolium var album is a shrub native to Chile. The leaves are a grey green colour, lobed and toothed and covered in fine hairs. The saucer-shaped flowers are white with yellow anthers. It's not fully hardy so you'll need to protect it from frost, so it's a good idea to grow it in a container, then you can bring it indoors over winter. It likes full sun and light, well-drained soil. This species is best suited to the more experienced gardener, as it's not terribly easy to grow. It can also be grown as a house plant.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 4
Spread [m]
  • 2.5
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Awards?
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • Greenwood cuttings
  • softwood cuttings
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Erect
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
Hardiness zone
  • Z8-9
Heat zone
  • H9-8
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -12 - -1
Heat days
  • 90 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Containers
Garden spaces
  • Walls, trellises and pergolas
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years