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Flowering Maple, Chinese Lantern
Scientific Name: Abutilon hybridum Hort.
Synonym:
Family: Malvaceae
Flowering Maple, Chinese Lantern (Abutilon  hybridum) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8,9,11-27
USDA: 8-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Heat Tolerance: Protect from afternoon sun

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: Garden origin

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub, up to 10 feet tall (3 m), 10 feet spread (3 m)

Watering Needs: Regular water during the blooming season, moderate to little water the rest of the year

Propagation: Greenwood cuttings in the fall


Abutilon hybridum is a collective name for several varieties that are hybrids of South American species.
Abutilon pictum 'Thompsonii' is a cultivar with variegated foliage and pale orange flowers, that needs shade.

Cultural Practices:
Prune in early spring, and pinch tips to keep bushy.

Blooming Habits:
White, light yellow, yellow, pink or red flowers, in early spring to early summer.

Fruiting Habits:

References:
Botanica : The Illustrated A-Z of over 10,000 Garden Plants


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