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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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Veined

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

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San Leandro, California

Brooklyn, New York

Houston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.