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Canary bird flower maple

Canary bird Abutilon
Plant Botanical Name: 
Abutilon
Plant Sub Species or Variety: 
'Canary Bird'
USBG Plant Location: 
Conservatory
Conservatory Room Location: 
Plant Exploration
Sunlight: 
Full Sun to light shade
Plant Soil Type: 
Moist, well-drained sandy loam

Hardy only into the teens, so it is best overwintered in a protected area in the Washington area. It starts flowering in early summer and blooms until the first frost. It is a wonderful hummingbird plant with large yellow flowers that hang downward like a bell. It is relaively easy to propogate from softwood cuttings taken in the spring.