- RHS: Award of Garden Merit
- Position: Sheltered. East or South Facing
- Soil: Well Drained
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Flowering Period: Early Summer through to Winter
- Hardiness: Half Hardy
- Eventual Height: 3m
- Eventual Spread: 3m
Abutilon Canary Bird often known as Flowering Maple or Chinese Lantern, holder of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit is an easy to grow, evergreen shrub, flowering from early Summer right through until the first frosts appear. In a conservatory it will continue to flower all Winter long. The pretty bell shaped flowers are a true canary yellow, and nod downwards from behind the attractive maple like leaves. Suitable for container growing, making this an ideal patio plant.
Looking After Your Abutilon Canary Bird
Generally disease free, an easy to grow evergreen shrub, this long flowering shrub will require some protection during the Winter months and best grown in a sheltered position away from any cold drying winds, or over-wintered in a conservatory as only hardy down to about 0 c – minus 5 c. When grown out doors provide a good thick mulch around the base late Autumn to help protect the roots during the colder months. Prune Early spring to maintain shape and remove any damaged or unwanted stems, also provide a good quality general purpose fertiliser to encourage fresh new growth.