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White Flowering Maple

Abutilon x hybridum 'Albus'

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White Flowering Maple (Abutilon x hybridum 'Albus') at Connon Nurseries

White Flowering Maple

White Flowering Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

White Flowering Maple (Abutilon x hybridum 'Albus') at Connon Nurseries

White Flowering Maple flowers

White Flowering Maple flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 feet

Spread:  12 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Chinese Bellflower, Indian Mallow, Parlor Maple

Description:

This indoor or outdoor variety produces elegant white flowers with golden anthers; lantern-like buds open to pendulous bell-to-cup blooms year round; rich green maple-like leaves; attracts hummingbirds

Ornamental Features

White Flowering Maple features bold white bell-shaped flowers with gold eyes along the branches from early spring to late winter. Its lobed palmate leaves remain green in colour throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

White Flowering Maple is a multi-stemmed annual with a more or less rounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

White Flowering Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

White Flowering Maple will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

White Flowering Maple is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features