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Pink Flowering Maple

Abutilon 'Pink'

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Pink Flowering Maple (Abutilon 'Pink') at Johnson Brothers Garden Market

Pink Flowering Maple flowers

Pink Flowering Maple flowers

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Pink Flowering Maple (Abutilon 'Pink') at Johnson Brothers Garden Market

Pink Flowering Maple in bloom

Pink Flowering Maple in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Chinese Bellflower, Indian Mallow, Parlor Maple

Brand:  Monrovia

Description:

This indoor or outdoor variety produces lovely rose pink flowers; lantern-like buds open to pendulous bell-to-cup blooms year round; green maple-like leaves are often variegated with yellow; attracts hummingbirds

Ornamental Features

Pink Flowering Maple features bold rose bell-shaped flowers with gold anthers along the branches from early spring to late winter. Its attractive lobed palmate leaves remain green in color with showy yellow variegation throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Pink Flowering Maple is a multi-stemmed annual with a more or less rounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Pink Flowering Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Pink Flowering Maple will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. Although it's not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Pink Flowering Maple is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features