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Abutilon, Flowering Maple
Abutilon 'Kentish Belle'

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

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Deciduous

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood 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:

Jacksonville, Florida

Indianola, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 19, 2005, lisamr from Roseville, CA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have this abutilon growing in a hanging basket in part sun....no afternoon sun. Non-stop blooms! Hummers love it. I tried to research size...only to be confused. I'm going with where I purchased it from and the information was that it will grow 2 - 3 feet and will do great in hanging baskets. It definitely needs regular watering...sometimes a little more in hoter climates.

Neutral

On Aug 13, 2002, Baa wrote:

An evergreen or semi-evergreen hybrid shrub.

Has dark green, ovate, lobed leaves borne on slender stems. Bears pale yellow/apricot, pendant flowers held in a red calyx.

Flowers June-September

Loves a well-drained, fertile soil in a sunny spot. It's a little bit tender and will only cope with short periods of mild frosts. It can be easily grown indoors in a large pot.

It's best propagated by cuttings as the seed won't come true.