Abutilon pictum (Gillies ex Hook.) Walp.

Flowering Maple, Chinese Lantern, Painted Indian-mallow

Family: Malvaceae

Genus: Abutilon

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 8 to 10

Size: To 10' tall and 6' wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Maple-like leaves. Orange-red hanging flowers in summer. Dies back to the ground in zone 8 but will return from the root. Frost tender. Moist, well-drained soil.



Published in Repert. Bot. Syst. (Walpers) 1: 324 in 1842.

Basionym Sida picta Gillies ex Hook.

Native to Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.

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