All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Abutilon vitifolium


Plant Information

Aspect: Full Sun
Soil: Most Types
Colour: Mauve
Height (cm): 300
Sun/Shade: Sun
Soil Type: Average
Colour: Mauve

A much sought-after, but rarely offered, fast growing shrub from Chile with vine-like leaves. Copious numbers of large, pale to deep mauve flowers mainly in spring and early summer, but it can flower all summer long if happy.

Benefits from some shelter, so against a warm wall or fence is ideal.

This really is a super flowering shrub.

Received the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Height: 3m

Common name(s): Chinese lantern; Flowering maple; Parlour maple.


  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.