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Abutilon, Flowering Maple
Abutilon 'Voodoo'

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

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Veined

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Brooksville, Florida

Navarre, Florida

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Raleigh, North Carolina

Dallas, Oregon

Columbia, South Carolina

Austin, Texas

Houston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 24, 2009, valleylynn from Dallas, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

This abutilon has been planted outside for the last three years here in zone 8. It is planted against an East facing wall, it dies to the ground and comes back early summer for me. Nothing seems to bother it and here it is almost the end of Nov. 09 and it is still full of blooms. Love this plant. Does not set seed but will propagated easily from cuttings.