Abutilon, Flowering Maple
Abutilon 'Bella Pink'

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Vincent, Alabama

Mesilla Park, New Mexico

Fort Worth, Texas

Lytle, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 4, 2008, Lily_love from Central, AL (Zone 7b) wrote:

These plants are known to be root-hardy (herbacious perennial) in our climate. I used to move this indoor every Fall, last year I left the pot and all outdoor overwinter. Surprisingly, it survived and returned with vigor. Pretty light pink flowers that bloom profusely at this time.

Positive

On Feb 15, 2008, bagel_k from Central, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

Very nice and easy plant. Needs part shade or shade outside, and will bloom all winter indoors if given enough light (south window). Mine grew to 30in in less than one year.

Positive

On Apr 7, 2006, SW_gardener from (Zone 6a) wrote:

I've had the plant 5 or 6 years now and it's around 3 feet. Slower growing as it's a dwarf variety and won't get much higher then 12" if grown as an annual. I bring mine in every fall and it stays in a north facing window, blooming mainly in the early spring to fall. Makes a few flowers over the winter months.

9/2/07 - If growing this plant outdoors make sure it gets plenty of water. Very important!