Abutilon, Flowering Maple
Abutilon 'Souvenir de Bonn'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abutilon (a-BEW-tih-lon) (Info)
Cultivar: Souvenir de Bonn

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Variegated

Other details:

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

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Napa, California

Roseville, California

San Leandro, California

Middleburg, Florida

Yulee, Florida

Knoxville, Tennessee

Houston, Texas

Spring, Texas

Puyallup, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
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RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 3, 2007, JoanieEastTN from Knoxville, TN wrote:

I got the Souvenir de Bonn while visiting relatives in Wisc. I wasn't too hopeful that it would do well. It has survived the East TN drought (I did water it some). I'm very impressed with it's constant flowers and the varigated leaves. I'm excited to see how large it will get and if I can propogate it with cuttings.

Positive

On Jan 31, 2006, lisamr from Roseville, CA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Great color and a winter bloomer in my area Zone 8.

Neutral

On Mar 29, 2004, wnstarr from Puyallup, WA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Edgewood, Washington
Tall flowering maple with coral orange flowers, resembles hanging Chinese lanterns. Foliage is maple like and deeply lobed, grey green with white margins. Tempermental in the ground, have had better success as a potted plant. Move it to protection in the winter from the icy winds. Plant recovers in the Spring and again is leafed out and blooming. Can reach upto 8-10 feet.