Abutilon, Flowering Maple
Abutilon 'Frieda'

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

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Veined

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Citrus Heights, California

San Diego, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 10, 2004, RichSwanner from Citrus Heights, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Very prolific plant. A dozen or more blooms at once. beautiful, delicate flowers, but are strong enough to hold on even in windy, rainy conditions. The plant shown went through a big storm,yet still looks bright and full. All around great plants,colorful with almost non-flowers all year long.