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Abutilon megapotamicum


Abutilon megapotamicum will bloom constantly from spring until fall with bright yellow and red pendulous lanterns.

Abutilon megapotamicum is known as the trailing abutilon, trailing flowering maple, or Brazilian bellflower. It will bloom constantly from spring until fall with bright yellow and red pendulous flowers that resemble lanterns. The plants are upright to arching to sprawling. They can be pruned to shape. The foliage is lobed and maple-like. Easy to grow in the garden or containers. In colder zones bring indoors in winter as an easy houseplant. Popular with hummingbirds.

Common Name: Trailing Flowering Maple

Family: Malvaceae (The Mallow Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-10

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour: Red

Class: Semi-evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Hummingbirds

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Native to Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America

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