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.
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.
'Souvenier de Bonn' 3-4 feet tall peach flowers and variegated foliage
'Thompsonii' 6-12 inches tall peach flowers variegated foliage
Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:
Aphids, thrips, mites, white fly, phythium root rot
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.