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Abutilon 'Traffic Island'/Traffic Island Flowering Maple

Abutilon 'Traffic Island' / Abutilon 'Traffic Island'
Mature plant with nodding flowers
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Mature plant with nodding flowers

Red flowers

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Scientific Name: Abutilon 'Traffic Island'
Common Name: Traffic Island Flowering Maple
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Red
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
Comments: This abutilon can tolerate considerable amount of cold. Produces an abundance of red nodding flowers during the warm months of the year. It will grow to become a large shrub as seen in the images above that were taken at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.