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13/02/2012 at 19:12

Hello, I am new to this site and would welcome the input of gardeners out there who have experience of growing Abutilon megapotamicum. I have a tiny garden with a fence facing east and a warmer wall which, however, receives less direct sunlight. Would it be better from the point of view of flower production for the plant to stay warmer in winter, or to have more direct sunlight? In my previous garden I grew A. 'Kent Belle' through a Cotoneaster horizontalis--which was a great success. Temperatures in my new garden just dropped to -13 degrees C and I am wondering whether it is worth making the attempt!

14/02/2012 at 12:49

It can grow quite big, My Kent Belle has survived for about 10 years , really easy to strike cuttings. I grew some megaponticum  from seed last year and they are about 150cm, survived -5C,but we are by the sea in Cornwall so generally mild. They like full sun and seem tolerant of very sharp drainage. Give it a go but take some cuttings in late summer just in case.

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