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Abutilon vitifolium 'Veronica Tennant'
Common Name: Flowering Maple Family: Malvaceae (The Mallow Family)


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Notes:
I gasped when I first saw this in bloom at Heronswood one cool April day. This plant seemed too delicate to grace a garden in our region. Yet this Chilean shrub, with its large and exquisite open cups of lavender to white flowers in April and May, is hardier than many realize (mine survived winter 2004 just fine). Full sun is best and sharply draining soil is imperative.

Awards:
AGM

Native Habitat:
Open places in warm temperate forests.

ClassSemi-evergreen  Primary Bloom ColourLavender 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height6-10'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Part Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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