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Flowering Maple Moonbeam in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Abutilon 'Moonbeam'

 

Flowering Maple 'Moonbeam'

The Flowering Maple can be grown outdoors in warmer regions, but in temperate zones it is most often grown as a house plant. The common name is derived from their maple-shaped leaves. The blooming season for most Abutilons is from late spring to early summer but they will often flower periodically through the winter as well. The flowers are similar to a cross between a Hibiscus and a Hollyhock. The foliage is usually a pale green, but there are also variegated forms with white or yellow mottling. 'Moonbeam' has large pale yellow flowers.

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plant Features
  • Flowering Maple Moonbeam likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Flowering Maple Moonbeam likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Flowering Maple Moonbeam is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Flowering Maple Moonbeam likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Flowering Maple 'Moonbeam'

Latin name

Abutilon 'Moonbeam'

type

Shrub

family

Malvaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Flowering Maple Moonbeam likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Flowering Maple Moonbeam is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Flowering Maple Moonbeam likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Flowering Maple Moonbeam likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Flowering Maple Moonbeam is 2.00meters x 2.30meters 2.00 M 2.30 M

Abutilon 'Moonbeam'

The Flowering Maple can be grown outdoors in warmer regions, but in temperate zones it is most often grown as a house plant. The common name is derived from their maple-shaped leaves. The blooming season for most Abutilons is from late spring to early summer but they will often flower periodically through the winter as well. The flowers are similar to a cross between a Hibiscus and a Hollyhock. The foliage is usually a pale green, but there are also variegated forms with white or yellow mottling. 'Moonbeam' has large pale yellow flowers.


Planting as a houseplant

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

If left unrestrained, Abutilon may grow to ten feet in height and spread, so it is important to not provide too large of a planter but it should have good drainage and filled with a quality general purpose houseplant compost. Site it in a well lit position with filtered sunlight and where the daytime temperature is about 70F during the day and about 60F at night.

 

Planting Outdoors Spring

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant outdors in spring only in regions where the night temperature does not fall below about 60F. Plant in a moist but will drained soil in a site that offers some proitection from strong winds and in dappled sunlight. Apply a generous layer of well rotted compost into the planting hole and water frequently until established.

 
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