Abutilon 'David's Red'

Abutilon ‘David’s Red’

Started blooming on a very young plant and has kept going. We are now into November, and it is still blooming. It has large, deep red blossoms that hang down from branch tips. With the light behind, you can see the delicate veining in the petals as well. It should grow to 8′ X 6′ and then the drooping blossoms will look magnificent.

Cultivation Notes

Wants full sun by the coast or will take some shade inland. Average water. While they can take a light frost, they do not like a hard freeze. Pinch regularly to maintain a compact shrub. Mulch and fertilize.

Propagation Notes

Stem cuttings at any time of year. Bottom heat will speed rooting.

In Our Garden

Plant ID: P21067

Found in Compost Heap,

Abutilon do not do well for us. This is probably because our soil, which is almost pure sand, cannot keep enough moisture for them.

We acquired this plant from Annie's Annuals and Perennials.

Family: Malvaceae

Genus: Abutilon

Variety: David's Red

Commonly known as: Flowering Maple

Height: 5ft to 10ft

Spread: 3ft to 5ft

Growth Habit:
Flowering
Shrub
Water Needs:
Summer - Medium Water
Sun Needs:
Full Sun
Part Sun
Soil Type:
Average Soil
Well-drained
Season of Interest:
Autumn
Spring
Summer
Zone:
Zn9b - down to 25F
Benefits and Attracts:
Bees, Butterflies, and Hummingbirds

Resistant to Deer.

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