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Lucky Lantern Tangerine Abutilon

Abutilon 'NUABTANG'

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Lucky Lantern Tangerine Abutilon (Abutilon 'NUABTANG') at Calloway's Nursery

Abutilon 'Lucky Lantern Tangerine' flowers

Abutilon 'Lucky Lantern Tangerine' flowers

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Height:  20 inches

Spread:  20 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  8

Other Names:  Chinese Bellflower, Indian Mallow, Parlor Maple

Description:

This indoor or outdoor dwarf variety produces stunning tangerine-pink flowers; lantern-like buds open to pendulous cup-shaped blooms that keep coming and coming; a perfect container plant; attracts hummingbirds

Ornamental Features

Lucky Lantern Tangerine Abutilon features bold orange bell-shaped flowers with pink overtones along the branches from early spring to late winter. It has attractive green foliage. The lobed palmate leaves are highly ornamental and remain green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Lucky Lantern Tangerine Abutilon is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Lucky Lantern Tangerine Abutilon is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Lucky Lantern Tangerine Abutilon will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 inches. It has a low canopy. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Lucky Lantern Tangerine Abutilon makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features