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PlantFiles: Abutilon, Flowering Maple
Abutilon 'Bella Vanilla'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abutilon (a-BEW-tih-lon) (Info)
Cultivar: Bella Vanilla

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive mjsponies On Dec 31, 2010, mjsponies from DeLand/Deleon Springs, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

I've been very happy with this little gem. Bloomed happily away all summer in a part sun/shade location, and of course has been totally unaffected by our coldest Dec. on record here in Central Florida. I'm not sure I agree with the moisture requirements noted. Once established it's been quite drought tolerant, again thru one of the driest summer's, fall and winter we've had in a long time. I think I'll get some of the other colors available in this series.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Deland, Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Barbourville, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Binghamton, New York
West Linn, Oregon

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