Red Flowering Maple

Abutilon x hybridum 'Vesuvius Red'

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00019
Attractive evergreen mound formed by many graceful stems. Handsome maple-like foliage is a rich green color. Drooping bell-like flowers help make this a choice specimen or container plant.
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9-11

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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationa-BEW-ti-lon
LoreDespite the common name which refers to the maple like leaves, Abutilon is not related to maples.
Average Size at MaturityFast grower to 8 to 12 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring through Fall
Design IdeasPlant atop a bank or alongside steps, allowing a view of the hanging flowers from below. When planted behind lower-growing shrubs in a border, it will emerge gracefully above and through them. Makes a superb espalier against a plain wall or a container plant on a deck or patio. Keep its rangy form in check by cutting back its branches by a third and removing misplaced ones.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Tropical
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsThis Abutilon pairs beautifully with Licorice Plant (Helichrysum petiolatum). Its bright red, bell-like flowers will arch up and over the whitish green leaves of the Helichrysum. Also an excellent companion for dense, low-growing, evergreen shrubs placed near its base, such as Harbour Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica 'Harbour Dwarf'), Wood's Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo (N. domestica 'Wood's Dwarf') or Dwarf Box-Leafed Barberry (Berberis buxifolia 'Nana').

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune semi-annually to maintain topiary form.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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