Abutilon vitifolium


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Key information

Plant type

General houseplant

Flower colour





Half hardy

Skill level


photo by Heather Edwards, copyright GAP Photos (115330)

Plant details

This is a lovely, deciduous shrub from Chile with downy, greyish, vine-shaped leaves. Fast-growing, it bears copious numbers of large, pale to deep mauve flowers in early summer. Being half-hardy, it needs protection from frosts. Plants growing outside on the patio should be brought indoors for winter and kept in a light, frost-free place and watered sparingly until the following spring.

Family: Malvaceae

Genus: Abutilon

Species: vitifolium

Plant type: General houseplant

Flower colour: Lavender

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 500cm

Spread: 250cm

Time to take cuttings: May to July

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