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PlantFiles: Abutilon, Flowering Maple
Abutilon 'Bella Select Mix'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abutilon (a-BEW-tih-lon) (Info)
Cultivar: Bella Select Mix

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pale Yellow
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive SW_gardener On Feb 9, 2007, SW_gardener from (Zone 6a) wrote:

Like Maggie says, this is a very easy container plant indoors and out. I bring mine indoors for the winter, any bright window will do and then I put it back out for the summer. Just make sure for the first week or so after you put it out, that it's in a sheltered spot in the shade otherwise the leaves will get all burnt and need to be picked off. Very tough plant, I'm currently trying to grow more from seeds I bought.


Positive maggiemoo On Feb 12, 2004, maggiemoo from Conroe, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a compact, dwarf variety of Abutilon, suitable for outdoor containers or indoors as well. The showy flowers are from 2"- 3" wide, usually seen in pastel colors, though deeper colors are now becoming available.The leaves resemble a Maple tree, and are slightly fuzzy. It does best with rich, light, well-drained soil, and while some say it can take full sun, I find that in the Texas Gulf Coast heat it really needs some shade- just not too much. I bought this plant in a 4" pot at a local nursery the first year I started gardening- in other words, before I knew what I was doing. In spite of all my mistakes (I always considered "partial shade" to mean almost full shade), it perservered. It always surprises me by continuing to flower when other plants have given up. Since it's such a good container plant, it would be easy to overwinter in colder climates by simply bringing it in to enjoy as a houseplant.


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

San Leandro, California
Eugene, Oregon
Conroe, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

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