Abutilon, Flowering Maple
Abutilon 'Marion Stewart'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abutilon (a-BEW-tih-lon) (Info)
Cultivar: Marion Stewart
Additional cultivar information:(aka Hardy Orange)

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)

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Amesti, California

San Leandro, California

Tampa, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 29, 2013, teresalt01 from Tampa, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

We love this addition to our garden. A near constant bloomer loved by hummingbirds and butterflies. No bugs or disease issues. Just a lovely compact tree. We are in zone 9b/10a and it has tolerated heat and cold equally well.

Positive

On Sep 2, 2009, PedricksCorner from Freedom, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This bush puts on a show year round here in zone 9b and the hummingbirds absolutely love it! It recovers well if allowed to get too dry. It would probably get much taller if it wasn't underneath the fruit trees, where it gets afternoon shade after full sun all morning. The heat doesn't bother is at all.