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PlantFiles: Abutilon, Flowering Maple
Abutilon 'Kristen's Pink'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abutilon (a-BEW-tih-lon) (Info)
Cultivar: Kristen's Pink

One vendor has this plant for sale.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive katsol On Apr 30, 2012, katsol wrote:

This plant is a fast growing and gives me two and a half inch flowers. the leaves are not huge which is great because the big flower stands out even more. My kristen pink is still a small young plant but it will have larger flowers once it gets bigger. I am very pleased with this plant.

Negative Elphaba On Jul 6, 2008, Elphaba from Rockport, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I love abutilons. In Houston, they are evergreen and everblooming. However, Kristin's Pink is a pitiful specimen. It's leaves are small. It's flowers are small. They're on top of lanky thin stems. I see this abutilon in nurseries more than any other and that may be the reason that this wonderful plant is not more appreciated.


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

San Leandro, California
Brooklyn, New York
Houston, Texas

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