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Abutilon Boule de Neige - Chinese lantern

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Like tiny paper lanterns for a festival, or a decorative string of bells, the hanging flowers of abutilon will add a party feeling to your garden or balcony. They'll need protecting from frost, but otherwise they're pretty easy to look after.

Abutilon x hybridum 'Boule de Neige' - Chinese lantern, flowering maple, Chinese bellflower
DESCRIPTION: Leggy herbaceous shrub related to hollyhock and mallow. Bell-shaped hanging white flowers from winter into spring, and soft pale leaves that look like those of maple trees.
USE IN: Indoors, pots and containers, feature shrub, informal screening.
LOCATION: Plant in full sun to maximise flowering, will tolerate shade positions but will flower less. Happy in any well-draining light soil. Mulch and water on a regular basis, until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Protect from frost with extra mulch.
CARE: Clip to shape if growing as a screen. Fertilise using a slow release fertiliser after flowering to encourage healthy growth. Prune hard in spring to promote new growth.
HEIGHT & WIDTH:  2 - 4m H x 3m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tubestock plants with young healthy roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 42 mm wide and 80 mm high.

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