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

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

Category:

Perennials

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Orange

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Other details:

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

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

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

San Leandro, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 14, 2004, RichSwanner from Citrus Heights, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

A wonderful delicate, yet stong, hardy Abutilon. Beautiful small flaming orange-red bell shaped flowers with d. brown to black sepals. Good in containers, full sun coastal, inland valleys some shade in the heat of the day.A winner!