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Abutilon pictum/Flowering Maple

Abutilon pictum / Abutilon pictum
Single nodding flower
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Single nodding flower

Foliage and orange-red flowers


Yellow sulfur butterfly feeding on its nectar

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Scientific Name: Abutilon pictum
Common Name: Flowering Maple
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Orange
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Fast growing plant that is a hummingbird favorite. Very easy to grow, but plants grow quite large if mild climates and can bloom for nearly twelve months of the year, although some cycles are more floriferous than others. Cuttings root easily in a potting mix or sand. In mild climates plants can become somewhat invasive. Suckering is common near a mature specimen. Stems(stolons)can grow along the top of the ground and slightly under ground for over ten feet from a large specimen and eventually form colonies of plants, especially in mild climates.