Abutilon vitifolium 'var. album'


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Key information

Plant type

General houseplant

Flower colour





Half hardy

Skill level


photo by Fiona Lea, copyright GAP Photos (193880)

Plant details

This is a lovely, deciduous shrub from Chile with downy, greyish, vine-shaped leaves. Fast-growing, it bears copious numbers of saucer-shaped white flowers. Being half-hardy, it needs to be protected from frosts. Bring plants growing outside on the patio, indoors for winter. Keep them in a cool, light place and water sparingly until the following spring.

Family: Malvaceae

Genus: Abutilon

Species: vitifolium

Cultivar: var. album

Plant type: General houseplant

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Grey

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 500cm

Spread: 250cm

Time to take cuttings: April to July

Flowering period: May to June

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