Ko'oloa'ula, Red Llima
Abutilon menziesii

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abutilon (a-BEW-tih-lon) (Info)
Species: menziesii (menz-ESS-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Veined

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 14, 2007, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Ko'oloa'ula, Red Llima (Abutilon menziesii) is native to the Hawaiian Isands. Growing in dry forests on the islands of Lana`i, East Maui, Oah`u, and Hawai`i, it is is an endangered Hawaiian endemic species. The shrub was discovered in the 1800's. In 1981 in an abandoned cane field at Ewa, a specimen collection was made on the island of Oah`u and it was believed at the time to be escapees from cultivation. However, today plants located at the Ewa location are recognized as a specific naturally occurring population. In 2007, only about 500 plants prosper in fewer than 10 native populations throughout the islands. Its decline can be attributed to the modification of its habitat for agricultural and urban development, from invasive weeds. overgrazing by livestock and feral animals and compet... read more