Tuesday, January 5, 2016



* photos taken on Oct 21 2014 @ Smithsonian Inst., Washington, DC

Abutilon x hybridum ( Flowering Maple )
A semi-evergreen shrub.
Hardy zones 8 to 11 in full sun to partial shade.

'Cascade Dawn'
A hardy, fast growing, upright selection, reaching up to 8 x 8 feet.
The reddish-orange flowers persist spring through fall in mild climates.
Hardy north to zone 8.

Abutilon megapotamicum
The leaves, up to 3 inches in length, are mid-green.
The flowers are up to 1 inch across.
Hardy zones 8 to 9. It is great for containers.

Abutilon palmeri ( Superstition Mallow )
An evergreen shrub, reaching up to 8 x 7 ( rarely over 6 x 5 ) feet, that is native to much of southern Arizona, Sonora Province and the Baja Peninsula in Mexico.
The cordate, ovate or maple-like leaves are up to 7 inches wide. The fuzzy foliage is bright gray-green.
The bright orange ( rarely yellow ) flowers are 1.5 inch wide, appear abundantly during mid to late spring, often repeating late summer into early autumn.
Hardy zones 9b to 11 ( tolerating 20 F ) in full sun to partial shade on dry, sandy, deep, well drained soil. It is very tolerant of heat and drought. Cut back freeze damaged plants hard during early spring. Propagation is from seed or softwood cuttings.

* photo taken by Jean Pawek @ CalPhotos

Abutilon pictum
An evergreen shrub, reaching up to 3.3 feet in height, that is native to Uruguay and Brazil in South America.
The 3 to 5 palmately-lobed leaves are up to 3 inches wide.
Hardy zones 8 to 10 ( 7 as 4 foot perennial ) in partial shade on well drained soil.


* photos taken on July 25 2015 @ Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

* photos taken on Sep 20 2017 in Columbia, MD

Abutilon vitifolium

* historic archive photo

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