Tiger Eye Flowering Maple

Abutilon x 'Tiger Eye'

A fast-growing tropical flowering shrub, named for its distinctive maple-shaped leaves. Exquisite red-veined yellow flowers hang beautifully from its upright form. A showy landscape accent shrub or espalier specimen for frost-free areas. Good container feature in bright patio or indoor locations.
There are very few rules in gardening, but perhaps the most important one is to work within your zone. Choosing plants that grow and thrive in your particular climate is the very first step toward having a beautiful garden . Learn More

Your climate might be too cold for this plant:


Full sun, Partial sun

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

We no longer grow this plant

This page is for reference only. If you are looking for a plant to purchase, please use our Plant Finder to discover the perfect plant for your garden.

Set Zip to See Prices
More Information
Botanical Pronunciationa-BEW-ti-lon
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 5 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring to summer; nearly year-round in frost-free areas.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorMulticolored
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleTropical
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Poolside
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Gift Plant, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsWhite Bower Vine (Pandorea jasminoides); Japanese Aralia (Fatsia); Cordyline (Cordyline); Tree Fern (Dicksonia antarctica); Clematis (Clematis)

Provide well-drained soil. 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 annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

Your climate may be too cold for this plant