Abutilon 'Veronica Tennant'

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Abutilon vitifolium is a large and attractive shrub. It can grow up to 8m high and 5m wide. A great space filler if you have a blank area of the garden. The leaves are dark green and look rather like maple-leaves. The saucer-shaped flowers grow in abundance all over the plant and are purple in colour. It grows well in most conditions as long as it gets some sun, although partial shade is fine. The flowers are edible and are slightly sweet. They'll make an unusual addition to a summer salad. It's easy to grow and gets established quickly.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 2.5 - 4
Spread [m]
  • 1.5 - 2.5
Dominant flower colour
  • Pink
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
  • Bushy
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
  • For birds & bees
  • 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
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Abutilon vitifolium is a large and attractive shrub. It can grow up to 8m high and 5m wide. A great space filler if you have a blank area of the garden. The leaves are dark green and look rather like maple-leaves. The saucer-shaped flowers grow in abundance all over the plant and are purple in colour. It grows well in most conditions as long as it gets some sun, although partial shade is fine. The flowers are edible and are slightly sweet. They'll make an unusual addition to a summer salad. It's easy to grow and gets established quickly.