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Abutilon pictum

'Thompsonii'


Thompson's Flowering Maple, Indian Mallow




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One of the most popular choices in Flowering Maples.



Michael Pascoe, NDP., ODH., CLT., MSc. (Plant Conservation)

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Family
Malvaceae
Genus
Abutilon
Species
pictum
Cultivar
'Thompsonii'
Category
Woody
Type
Shrub (evergreen)
USDA Hardiness Zone
8 - 10
Canadian Hardiness Zone
Keep under glass in cool weather.
RHS Hardiness Zone
H4 - H2
Temperature (°C)
-1 - 5
Temperature (°F)
20 - 36
Height
1.8 m - 3 m
Spread
1.2 m - 3.4 m
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
MayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovember
Landscape
As a tender flower bed shrub, containers, as a house plant or as a specimen.
Cultivation
Grow in partial to almost full sun in a well-balanced, well-drained but evenly moist soil.
Shape
Upright, upward-spreading.
Growth
Slow
ID Characteristic
Medium green leaves spotted with a creamy white variegation.
Habitat
Horticultural origin.
Bark/Stem Description
Slightly coarse, insignificant woody bark. Young stems and branches are glabrous and smooth.
Flower/Leaf Bud Description
Flower buds pinnate, narrow, 1 - 2 cm in length. Leaf buds insignificant.
Leaf Description
Highly serrate, star-shaped pinnate leaves that resemble maple leaves, patterned with a spotted variegation.
Flower Description
Showy hibiscus-like flowers that bloom terminally in clumps of 2 - 3 among flowering stems. Petals are ovate and flatten slightly at the apex, folding over each other.
Colour Description
Dons medium green leaves with a unique creamy-white spotted variegation. Lovely salmon-orange flowers. Greyish-brown mature bark among medium to deep green young stems and flower buds.
Texture Description
Medium.
Notable Specimens
The A.M. Cuddy Gardens, Strathroy, Ontario, Canada.
Propagation
Prune root stem cuttings and propagate in early summer. Keep in moist soil in indirect sunlight.
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