Abutilon, Flowering Maple
Abutilon 'Challo'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abutilon (a-BEW-tih-lon) (Info)
Cultivar: Challo
Registered or introduced: 2005

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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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:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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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:

San Leandro, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Oct 23, 2013, LakeLivingRos from SeaTac, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Seems more prone to aphids than other abutilons. I have a trailing flowering maple abutilon planted on the left and a 'red tiger' on the right (all have plenty of space/room) and 'challo' is the only one I have problems with. However, nature seems to sort of keep it under control, as I have marigolds underneath all three, which seem to keep 'challo' aphid population from getting to the flying status.. But then the slugs also like to eat 'challo'.. Not the other guys as well!

Pretty flowers and nice shape/growth. Looking on the bright side of things.. This plant does support biodiversity of insect life!