Monday, October 8, 2007

Abutilon Hybridum 'Canary Bird' - Flowering Maple

These are pretty, woody plants which can be trained when young. They have maplelike leaves from whose leaf-joints come the bell-shaped flowers. The flowers of the hybrids are red, pink, yellow or white. Abutilon hybridum 'Canary Bird' are long-lasting, making them suitable for use as feature plants, especially in front of a window.

Warm, sunny.


They can reach a height and spread of 3 feet in three years. Pinch out growing tips to maintain bushy growth.

Feed with standard liquid fertilizer
every two weeks in summer.


Repot every spring using soil-based potting mixture. Once plants are in 10 inch pots, topdress instead.

Special points

Water less in winter and cut back any untidy stems in spring.

Similar-shaped species

Abutilon pictum 'Thompsonii' has green and yellow variegated leaves and flowers which may be composed of one color, two colors or two shades of the same color.

No comments: