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Abutilon megapotamicum, Abutilon vexillarium, Flowering Maple, Trailing Abutilon, Brazilian Bell-flower

Abutilon megapotamicum, Abutilon vexillarium

Flowering Maple, Trailing Abutilon, Brazilian Bell-flower
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: Brasil, Uruguay
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Brazilian Bell-flower is a fun and easy-to-grow hummingbird magnet for the perennial border. In the garden or in a hanging container, it spreads to several feet wide in a single season. In the wild, Abutilon megapotamicum reaches 8' tall, but in cultivation arely exceeds 5' tall, and less when grown as a potted plant. During warm months, the plants are laden with cool 2" hanging lantern-like flowers composed of red calyces above the yellow petals, ending with its bright red privates dangling beneath... all carefully arranged between the thumb-sized green leaves.





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Abutilon pictum, Golden Rain Flowering Maple, Thompsons Flowering Maple, Bell Flower

Abutilon pictum

Golden Rain Flowering Maple, Thompsons Flowering Maple, Bell Flower
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: South America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Abutilon pictum is a fast-growing tropical flowering shrub is prized for its speckled, maple-shaped leaves and showy, coral-orange flowers. A beautiful accent or border shrub in frost-free areas, with an upright form that is easily espaliered against a wall. A showy container accent in bright patio or indoor locations, fun and easy-to-grow hummingbird magnet for the perennial border.

Thompsonii is a showy variety with golden leaf variegation and peach colored flowers with red veins. Great container specimen.





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Abutilon vitifolium, Corynabutilon vitifolium, Vine-leaved Abutilon, Flowering Maple, Indian Mallow
Abutilon vitifolium Album

Abutilon vitifolium, Corynabutilon vitifolium

Vine-leaved Abutilon, Flowering Maple, Indian Mallow
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: Chile
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This is a rather lovely, deciduous shrub with downy, greyish, vine-shaped leaves. Fast-growing and, if left to its own devices, eventually large and handsome, it bears from a fairly early age copious numbers of large, pale to deep mauve flowers. Although most profuse in late spring or early summer, blooms can be found as late as October. Likes a warm position.



Abutilon vitifolium, Corynabutilon vitifolium, Vine-leaved Abutilon, Flowering Maple, Indian Mallow
Abutilon vitifolium Album
Abutilon vitifolium, Corynabutilon vitifolium, Vine-leaved Abutilon, Flowering Maple, Indian Mallow
Abutilon vitifolium Album
Abutilon vitifolium, Corynabutilon vitifolium, Vine-leaved Abutilon, Flowering Maple, Indian Mallow
Abutilon vitifolium, Corynabutilon vitifolium, Vine-leaved Abutilon, Flowering Maple, Indian Mallow


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Abutilon x hybridum, Flowering Maple, Weeping Maple,Chinese Lantern
Abutilon 'Fireball'

Abutilon x hybridum

Flowering Maple, Weeping Maple,Chinese Lantern
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: South America
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Abutilon x hybridum is a collective name for several varieties. Upright, arching growth with maple-like foliage. Drooping, lantern-like blooms in white, yellow, pink or red in spring. Forms a natural trellis-like shape without training. This is a great container plant. Prune in early spring, and pinch tips to keep bushy.





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Acacia adoxa, Acacia

Acacia adoxa

Acacia
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Australia
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Acacia adoxa, Acacia
Acacia adoxa, Acacia


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Acacia auriculiformis, Darwin Black Wattle, Ear Pod Wattle

Acacia auriculiformis

Darwin Black Wattle, Ear Pod Wattle
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Australia, New Guinea
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow/orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Very fast growing, undemanding ornamental and shade tree. Honey-sweet, showy yellow flowers attract bees and butterflies. The plant is amazing in its ability to recolonize waste. Hard to kill. Can grow as much as 6-8 ft per season. Mature trees are medium sized. If you are looking for a fast result, this shade tree is for you. The plant is amazing in its ability to recolonize waste, paper mill sludge; even uranium spoils. This is the only tree found on a 20-year old uranium spoil. Cold hardy to some freeze.





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Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea', Purple Fernleaf Acacia

Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea'

Purple Fernleaf Acacia
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliageYellow/orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Drought tolerant, frost hardy and disease resistant once established.



Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea', Purple Fernleaf Acacia


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Acacia cavenia, Mimosa caven, Espino Cavan, Roman Cassie

Acacia cavenia, Mimosa caven

Espino Cavan, Roman Cassie
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Chile and Argentina
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow/orange flowersFragrant



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Acacia cultriformis, Knife-leaf Wattle, Dogtooth Wattle, Half-moon Wattle, Golden-glow Wattle

Acacia cultriformis

Knife-leaf Wattle, Dogtooth Wattle, Half-moon Wattle, Golden-glow Wattle
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Australia
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterYellow/orange flowersSpice or herbAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Acacia cultriformis is a woody shrub with an upright or spreading habit that grows to 4 m (13 ft) in height.

Its bright flowers and attractive leaves make Acacia cultriformis one of the most popular wattles in cultivation. Drought tolerant, it can be used to combat soil erosion.

The flowers are edible and they are an ingredient used in some fritters. Yellow dye is extracted from the flowers and green dye is extracted from the seed pods





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Acacia decurrens, Black Wattle

Acacia decurrens

Black Wattle
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Australia
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow/orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Acacia decurrens is a tall shrub or small tree with bipinnate foliage. The ridge that runs along each branch may be used to identify Acacia decurrens. The dark green foliage contrasts with the bright yellow spring flowers.

Acacia decurrens bark was used in the tanning industry. Tolerates full sun and will grow in most soil conditions.





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Acacia decurrens - seeds

Black Wattle. Tradicional Mimosa plant for Women's day in Europe. Acacia decurrens is a tall shrub or small tree with bipinnate foliage. The dark green foliage contrasts with the bright yellow spring flowers. Plant after soaking in warm water until swollen.
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