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Abutilon 'Souvenir de Bonn'

Family Name: Malvaceae
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Ornamental Flowers Ornamental Foliage Woody


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Shrub (Woody)
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Plant Shape Shrubby


Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form An evergreen shrub growing upright, up to 2 m tall.
Foliage Green palmately-lobed leaves with cream-white margin.
Flowers Orange to salmon-pink bell-shaped flowers, about 6 cm long, facing downwards.

Landscaping Features

Landscaping Suitable for growing in pots, in garden and parks for its attractive salmon-pink bell-shaped flowers dangling like lanterns and maple-like leaves with cream-white edges.
Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Fertile Loamy Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Moist Soils
Thematic Landscaping Bird & Wildlife Garden, Butterfly Garden

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Moderate
Propagation Method Stem Cutting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Cream / Off-White
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth
Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) Green, Cream / Off-White
Young Flush Texture(s) Smooth
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage
Foliar Apex - Tip Acute

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) Orange
Flower Grouping Solitary
Flower Location Axillary
Flower Symmetry Radial
Individual Flower Shape Campaulate / Bell-shaped
Flowering Period Free-Flowering

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Master ID 33934
Species ID 8350
Species record last updated on: 29 June 2020.