Botanical Name: Abutilon hybridum Add
Common Name: Flowering Maple  
Plant photo of: Abutilon hybridum
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

3-6', 6-12'


Flower Color

Red, Yellow, White


Flower Season

Spring, Summer


Leaf Color



Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Half, Shade





Growth Rate



Soil Type



Soil Condition

Rich, Well-drained


Soil pH

Acid, Neutral


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Japanese, Mediterranean, Tropical, Water Garden, Woodland


Accenting Features

Espalier, Showy Flowers, Specimen, Standard


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer


Location Uses

Entry, Shrub Border, Foundation, Indoor, Patio, Raised Planter, Walls / Fences


Special Uses

Container, Cut Flowers


Attracts Wildlife


Information by:
Photographer: Normans/ Engstrom
  • Description

  • Notes

These evergreen shrubs usually grow to 8-10' tall and as wide. Most will tolerate frost to 25 degrees F or lower with some damage. All are irresistible to hummingbirds with their showy flowers and heavy nectar production. They will take sun to moderately deep shade and little or no summer watering in coastal areas. They should be given more shade and water in hotter, drier climates. They make an excellent plant for containers or hanging baskets. -Monterey Bay Nursery
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.