Abutilon, Flowering Maple
Abutilon 'Canary Bird'

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

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Smooth-Textured

Veined

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Navarre, Florida

Raleigh, North Carolina

Houston, Texas

Vancouver, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.