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PlantFiles: Abutilon, Flowering Maple
Abutilon 'Canary Bird'

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

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jv123 On Jan 3, 2015, jv123 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I was worried that this abutilon would be as frost sensitive as the red tiger... not to worry, I guess. After 20 degree weather defoliated all of the abutilons in the area, this one is still going strong down near the main stem. Fat, healthy buds are still there, and no visible damage to the main stem. In fact, just a few days of warmer weather have opened up one of the buds.


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

Navarre, Florida
Raleigh, North Carolina
Houston, Texas
Vancouver, Washington

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