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Parlor Maple Abutilon x hybridum

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ah-BEW-tih-lon BY HY-brih-dum
This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Flowering Maple is in the mallow family and grows best in rich, constantly moist, well-drained soil. Give this plant protection from the hot afternoon sun especially in hot summer areas. This plant can be grown as a houseplant outside of its native zone. Pinch plants to encourage bushiness and a stronger growth pattern. It will bloom continuously during the growing season and the showy bell-shaped flowers come in various colors. It can be pruned in spring to help keep it at a manageable size for indoors. In the home give it a sunny window.

Problem: Aphids, thrips, mites, whitefly, Pythium root rot are potential problems

 

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Savitzii'
    Variegated leaves, apricot flowers
  • 'Variegatum'
  • 'Voodoo'
    Red flowers
  • 'White King'
    White flowers
'Savitzii', 'Variegatum', 'Voodoo', 'White King'
Tags:
#red#white#sun#showy flowers#yellow#poisonous#full sun#houseplant#annual#orange#white flowers#shrub#pink flowers#red flowers#yellow flowers#orange flowers#flowering tree#Chinese lantern#summer flowers#woody shrub#tropical feel
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Savitzii'
    Variegated leaves, apricot flowers
  • 'Variegatum'
  • 'Voodoo'
    Red flowers
  • 'White King'
    White flowers
'Savitzii', 'Variegatum', 'Voodoo', 'White King'
Tags:
#red#white#sun#showy flowers#yellow#poisonous#full sun#houseplant#annual#orange#white flowers#shrub#pink flowers#red flowers#yellow flowers#orange flowers#flowering tree#Chinese lantern#summer flowers#woody shrub#tropical feel
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Abutilon
    Family:
    Malvaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Unsure- perhaps S. America
    Edibility:
    Flowers are edible raw or cooked with a sweet flavor
    Dimensions:
    Height: 8 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9b, 9a, 10b, 10a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Variegated
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are single in leaf axils, drooping, have 5 petals that are 2 inches long, and have stamens fused into a tubular column. Flowers are white, red, yellow, pink, or orange.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Variegated
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    Palmatifid
    Leaf Margin:
    Crenate
    Lobed
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    This shrub has leaves that are alternate, simple, maple-like lobed, often variegated, with toothed margins (serrate to crenate) and a pointed tip.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Stems tend to be weak. Pinch back to promote stronger, compact plant.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Patio
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil
    Problems:
    Contact Dermatitis
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Medium
    Poison Symptoms:
    SKIN IRRITATION MINOR OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES. Mild allergic skin reactions and various types of dermatitis
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Unknown
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Leaves