Abutilon hybridum

Chinese Lantern, Flowering Maple

Commonly known as the Flowering Maple, these tropical and semi-tropical shrubs or plants are prized for their rapid growth and plentiful, long-lasting blossoms. Some species have maple-like leaves and shape. In cooler climates, they are grown in greenhouses or in pots and hanging baskets and taken indoors during the winter. In warmer climates, they are grown as an espalier. Protect from afternoon sun in warm climates. Easily started from greenwood cuttings in autumn. Stake young plants. Water often during growing/blooming season and less frequently at other times. Pinch growing tips and prune in early spring to promote bushy growth.
Abutilon hybridum, Chinese Lantern, Flowering Maple
Graceful stems with maple to heart-shaped, sometimes speckled, leaves form a rounded shrub. The drooping, bell-shaped flowers bloom spring to fall.

Attributes - Abutilon hybridum

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Fall

Flower Color: Orange, Red, White, Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 4 ft. to 10 ft.

Width: 10 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Black Spot.

Related Plants

Abutilon megapotamicum, Abutilon pictum 'Thompsonii'
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