To buy, sell or swap plants with other growers near you and use our full service please log in or sign up free.

Abutilon Genus

Flowering maple

Sell/swap a plant
in this genus

List here any Abutilon plant not found in the Plant Finder

Abutilon | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017Abutilon | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017Abutilon | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017Abutilon | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Abutilon genus (Flowering maple). There are 140 or more mostly evergreen shrubs in this South American genus. In early spring to late autumn, Abutilon produce racemes or clusters of wide open, bell-shaped flowers with usually yellow or orange petals.

Characteristics

Perennials, Deciduous or Evergreens, Fragrants

Other common names

Parlour maple

Origin

Africa, Asia, Australia and North and South America.

'Abutilon' is an Arabic name for a plant resembling a Mallow.

Interest and use

The flowers and foliage. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

Abutilon are frost hardy to frost tender, min 5-7C. They need full sun or partial shade and fertile, well-drained soil. In the growing season, young plants may need tip pruning to promote bushy growth. Mature specimens may have previous season's stems, so cut back annually in early spring. Tie lax-growing species to a support if necessary. Keep under glass in full light and water freely. Water containerised specimens freely when in full growth, less at other times.

Propagation

Propagate Abutilon by seed in spring or by softwood, greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Whitefly, red spider mite and mealy bug.

Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Abutilon posts

To view Abutilon plants offered near you, enter your postcode or log in.

Join thousands of gardeners
across the UK who use our free service

Click the photos to see their Grower pages

Production v4.19.0 (157615c)