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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 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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