Abutilon, Flowering Maple
Abutilon 'Apricot Glow'

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

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

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Red

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

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

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

Irvington, Alabama

San Leandro, California

Gainesville, Florida

Orland Park, Illinois

West Linn, Oregon

Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania

Shelton, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 21, 2013, keanl from Orland Park, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

I planted 3 this summer and they did very well and I was able to save seeds. When I first planted, I had an issue with squirrels picking the flowers off, however I fenced them and after a time the squirrels gave up.

Positive

On Oct 1, 2007, windbalm from Philipsburg, PA (Zone 5b) wrote:

I started this from seed and it did quite well in my acidic soil even though this was an awfully dry year. I plan to pot up some plants before hard frost as I have read that it makes a nice houseplant, blooming in a sunny winter window, for those of us in colder climates. It really flowered well for a first year plant, and I'm hopeful that I can keep it going. I am actually surprised at how tough this plant is. We have already had a couple of pretty good frosts that zapped the zinnias, marigolds, & heliotrope, but this is still looking great.