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Abutilon, Flowering Maple
Abutilon pictum 'Marginata'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abutilon (a-BEW-tih-lon) (Info)
Species: pictum (PIK-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Marginata

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Variegated

Other details:

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

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Long Beach, California

Cottondale, Florida

Yulee, Florida

Lucedale, Mississippi

West Kill, New York

West Sayville, New York

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 16, 2005, ToveRose from West Sayville, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

I brought this plant in at the beginning of November (on Long Island, NY) to see how it would do indoors. It is four feet tall, and bloomed recently (in February). The one I left out over the winter did die in this region. I intend to keep it in a pot from now on, and bring it in again next Autumn.

Positive

On Aug 25, 2004, daisyavenue from Long Beach, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:

This abutilon is quite small compared to the others and its varigated foliage is very pretty. Leaves are gold edged and the petals are red-orange with a green calyx.

It will grow, like most abutilons, in relation to the size of pot so if grown indoors in a small pot, it will remain quite compact. Also makes a nice patio or entryway plant.