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

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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

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive RichSwanner 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!

Regional...

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

Citrus Heights, California
San Leandro, California



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