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PlantFiles: Flowering Maple
Abutilon 'Peach'

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

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year


Other details:
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:
From woody stem cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Emma75 On Jun 25, 2009, Emma75 from DeLand, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

There was no info on here about propogation from cuttings, so I figured I'd give it a shot. I took 3 cuttings and put them in water with a small amount of rooting hormone (2 were semi-woody at the top and woody at the bottom, the third completely semi-woody). In 3 days, they were all forming nodules; in under 10 days, one of the woodier ones had a 1.5" root already!

I would love to try seeds with these guys, but any time a gust of wind blows through them, all the spent blooms get removed, so no seed collecting at my house!

I bought two of these in April '09; both were only about 6" tall and have already tripled in size. Though they do get a little droopy if it's been dry a few days, they perk back up as soon as they have water (mine are in Florida sugar sand). They don't bloom prolifically for me yet, but I'm happy about that since I want them to focus on root development right now. I have them specifically for my hummingbird and butterfly garden.


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

Citrus Heights, California
San Leandro, California
Santa Ana, California
Stockton, California
Deland, Florida

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