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Flowering Maple, Chinese Bellflower, Chinese Lantern

 

A hybrid of Abutilon darwinii and Abutilon striatum, this fast growing upright plant has large, rich green foliage and pendulous bell-shaped, deep crimson flowers that are produced year-round. Provide some shade in the hot afternoons, particularly in the inland areas.

Abutilon x hybridum 'Nabob'

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Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible :Yes

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf length : 4-8"

Leaf shape : Ovate to rounded

Leaf color : Dark green

Flower Characteristics

Flower width : 3"

Flower shape : Bell shaped

Flower color : Red

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 4-5 ft.

Average size maturity height : 6-8 ft.

Growth rate : Fast

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 20 to 25 F (Z9a)

Water requirements : Occasional

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Under oak trees : Yes

Barrier plants : Yes

Seashore conditions : Yes

Oak root fungus resistance : Yes

Hummingbirds : Yes

Hedges and screens : Yes

Frost tender : Yes

Fragrance : Yes

Erosion control : Yes

Drought tolerant : Yes

Deer resistant : Yes

Butterflies : Yes

Colorful fruits and berries : Yes

Birds : Yes

Autumn foliage color : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

Allergenic plants : Yes