Abutilon Kentish Belle (Chinese Lantern)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July, August, September
Tall, evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub, with dark purple-brown, arching stems. Pendent, bell-shaped, red and yellow flowers along young shoots. May to September. Ht.2.5mt.(8ft.). Grow in sun and fertile, well-drained soil with protection from frost. Good for walls, trellis, conservatories and containers.
Abutilon megapotamicum Variegata
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August, September, October, November
Semi-evergreen, arching shrub, with lobed, green leaves splashed with yellow. Bowl-shaped flowers consisting of a dark red calyx and yellow petals on slender, pendant stems during summer and autumn. Ht.2mt.(6ft.). Frost hardy. Requires full sun on fertile, well-drained soil. Best against a warm wall or fence, fan trained. May need winter protection.
Feijoa sellowiana; syn. Acca sellowiana (Pineapple Guava)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July
Evergreen, bushy, shrub or tree bearing dark green leaves with white undersides. Dark red flowers with white-edged petals mid-summer. Ht.3mt(10ft). Flowers followed by edible, red-tinged, green fruits. Best in full sun and well drained soil with shelter. Frost hardy.