Abutilon, Flowering Maple
Abutilon 'Peach'

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:

Pink

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Blue-Green

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

Regional

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

Citrus Heights, California

San Leandro, California

Santa Ana, California

Stockton, California

Deland, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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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 s... read more