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Directory of Annuals

Flowering Maple
Abutilon x hybridum

Abution 'Souvenior De Bonn'
Abution 'Souvenior De Bonn'

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
1 - 4 Feet
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Bi-color
Peach
Pink
Red
Yellow
 
Bloom Season
June - October
 
Hardiness
Tender Annual
 
Size
Medium
Tall
 

Features

Shrub-like plant with maple-like foliage and hibiscus like flowers. Good as a container plant or specimen in the garden. Variegated leaf types and pendulous types available.

Culture

Full sun to very light shade in a moist soil. Light afternoon shade is helpful to prevent wilting of the plant in the heat of the day.

Cultivars

'Souvenier de Bonn' 3-4 feet tall peach flowers and variegated foliage

'Thompsonii' 6-12 inches tall peach flowers variegated foliage

Notes

Prefers moist soil and light afternoon shade. Pinch the tops of branches to promote a more compact plant. Can be brought in for the winter and used as a houseplant, thus the name 'Parlor Maple.' Put in a bright light location for best results.