Super Red® Flowering Maple
Abutilon x 'Moned'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||Flowering maple is not a maple at all. It is actually closer related to hibiscus, but the common name was inspired by the maple-like leaves of this tropical American plant. In Hawaii, this is a long time favorite flower for lei making.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast grower to 8 to 12 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Spring through Fall|
|Design Ideas||Flowering maples make extraordinary patio plants under the protection of arbors and trellage. A beautiful foundation plant puts the lovely blossoms at window height to view from indoors. Integrate into plantings under the canopy of old street or shade trees. Excellent choice for fleshing out fern grottoes and north side gardens with light problems. Makes a fine container plant for porch, veranda, deck or patio. Even good for open atriums and perhaps best adapted to courtyards where flowers can be appreciated close up.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Hummingbirds, Gift Plant, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Tender flowering maple is best grouped with other semi-tropical plants such as Island Sunset Fuchsia, (Fuchsia hybrida 'Island Sunset'), Tasmanian Tree Fern, (Dicksonia antarctica), Caruba Good Luck Plant, (Cordyline fruticosa 'Bra01') and Sea Lavender, (Limonium perezii). Exceptional with tropical vines such as fragrant White Bower Vine, (Pandorea jasminoides 'Lady Di') and Scarlet Trumpet Vine, (Distictis buccinatoria).|
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. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11