Souvenir de Bonn Flowering Maple
Abutilon 'Souvenir de Bonn'
Souvenir de Bonn Flowering Maple foliage
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Height: 10 feet
Spread: 10 feet
Hardiness Zone: 10a
Other Names: Chinese Bellflower, Indian Mallow, Parlor Maple
This larger growing indoor or outdoor variety produces beautiful orange flowers; lantern-like buds open to pendulous bell-to-cup blooms; green maple-like leaves are dramatically edged in white; attracts hummingbirds
Souvenir de Bonn Flowering Maple features bold orange bell-shaped flowers along the branches from mid spring to mid fall. It has attractive green foliage edged in white. The lobed palmate leaves are highly ornamental and remain green throughout the winter.
Souvenir de Bonn Flowering Maple is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This shrub 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.
Souvenir de Bonn Flowering Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Souvenir de Bonn Flowering Maple will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub 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 may require supplemental watering during periods of drought or extended heat. 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.
Souvenir de Bonn Flowering Maple makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use 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. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.