White Flowering Maple
Abutilon x hybridum 'Albus'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||a-BEW-ti-lon AL-bus|
|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 12 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Spring through Summer|
|Design Ideas||This tall, rangy plant with utterly charming bell-like flowers looks best spraying up and out of denser shrubs like Rose. Plant them behind lower-growing shrubs and perennials in borders, along steps and on slopes so you can look up into their hanging bells.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Specimen, 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||This lustrous white Abutilon looks heavenly when united with old-fashioned pink bush Rose like The Fairy (Rosa x 'The Fairy') and Cecile Brunner (Rosa x 'Cecile Brunner'). Or keep the snowy color scheme with white-flowering Iceberg (Rosa x 'Iceberg'). For a tropical look, plant this shrub with Japanese Aralia (Fatsia japonica) or place in a container with Licorice Plant (Helichrysum petiolatum) for a striking display.|
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 tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11