Trailing Abutilon, Flowering Maple, Chinese Lanterns
Abutilon megapotamicum 'Victory'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abutilon (a-BEW-tih-lon) (Info)
Species: megapotamicum (meg-uh-poh-TAM-ih-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Victory

Category:

Perennials

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Blue-Green

Veined

Other details:

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

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

Citrus Heights, California

Martinez, California

San Leandro, California

Jacksonville, Florida

Spring, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 18, 2004, RichSwanner from Citrus Heights, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

One of my favorites. Monterey Bay Nursery says, to 12" tall by 3' wide, as you can see if staked, a taller plant is possible. Looks beautiful in hanging baskets. Blooms all the time. Most nurseries here have blooms all winter if sheltered. Good trailing plant,looks delicate, and tropical, but is really semi-hardy(25f).