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Common Name: Flowering Maple, Chinese Lantern      Latin Name: Abutilon hybridum      Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
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Abutilon hybridum

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Category: Annual
Genus: Abutilon
species: hybridum
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Size Description:
Plant type: Tender perennial grown as an annual
Height x width: 8 to 30 inches tall and to about 24 inches wide
Growth habit: Upright mounded
Foliage: The leaves resemble red maple leaves: alternate, 3 to 4 inches long, with 3 to 5 lobes. The margins are serrate to crenate-dentate. Leaves green or variegated or speckled with white
Flowers: Showy solitary flowers on axillary peduncles, usually drooping. Appear to be made of crepe paper. Staminal column is typical of the Malvaceae family. Blooms in summer in various shades of white, yellow, orange and red
Culture: Sun or part sun in moist soil. Afternoon shade is best in hot sites. Fertilize regularly. Deadheading not required, but it enhances continued bloom. Can also be grown as a houseplant or overwintered indoors.
Pests and problems: Whitefly
Uses: Border, specimen plant, or in containers. Houseplant
Propagation: Seed, cuttings
Cultivars: Several cultivars available with varying shades of foliage or flowers
‘Fairy Coral Red’ – shown, an Athens Select (tested for heat and humidity) cultivar, it is an easy care plant with coral-red flowers, growing 12 to 24 inches tall
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.
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Location: Halifax Public Gardens, Nova Scotia, Canada Halifax Public Gardens Halifax Nova Scotia [Latitude: 48.565575440000000 Longitude: -123.468512630000000] Specimen: 4648
Location: Halifax Public Gardens, Nova Scotia, Canada Halifax Public Gardens Halifax Nova Scotia [Latitude: 48.565575440000000 Longitude: -123.468512630000000] Specimen: 4789
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