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Flowering maple is a member of the Abutilon family. Its botanical name is Abutilon.

This genus of the mallow family is represented in warmer parts of South and Central America, Australia and Africa. Most are shrubs with slender tough barked twigs but some are annual, perennials or even small trees. Leaves vary from heart-shaped to jaggedly lobed with toothed margins. The common name alludes to the pendent shaped bell shaped flowers of some species with 5 petals. Colors range from white to pink and from yellow and orange to deep bronzy red. Fruit is a capsule. In mild climates they flower throughout the year, in cooler climates from spring to autumn.

Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Princeton orange. The mature flowers take a single form, with an approximate petal count of 5.

It is a flower / ornamental that typically grows as an annual/perennial, which is defined as a plant that can matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of one year or more.

Normally growing to a mature height of 3.05 metres (9.91 feet), Flowering maple grows with a erect habit.

Some varieties of Flowering maple you may like to consider growing are: Victor Reiter, Bella Select Mix, Red reiter, Jackie O's Lipstick and Benary's Giant.

Brazil is believed to be where Flowering maple originates from.

Flowering maple is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Flowering maple have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Flowering maple

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Hardy to 35 deg F. Overwinter in cool, bright conditions. Light fertilizer and hard pruning as required. Cuttings possible year-round.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun / partial sun and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 9 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Flowering maple is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors.

See our list of companion Plants for Flowering maple to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Flowering maple from seed

By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Flowering maple about 63 days before your last frost date .

Transplanting Flowering maple

Sow seeds in the spring and germinate at 59-64 degrees F. Softwood cuttings can be taken in the spring.

Only water when the soil starts to dry out in the summer. Feed annually in the spring with a slow-release fertilizer such as the organic blood, fish, and bone.1

Flowering maple is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

How long does Flowering maple take to grow?

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When should I plant Flowering maple?

Our when to plant Flowering maple estimates are relative to your last frost date.

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Other names for Flowering maple

Abutilon, Chinese bell flower, Chinese lantern, Mallow, Indian mallow

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