Common Name: Flowering Maple, Parlor Maple, and Indian Mallow
Family: Malvacae (Mallow)
Height x Width: 1-12' x 1-6'
Growth habit: upright, shrub-like
Growth rate: fast in warm setting
Foliage: Usually trifoliate, resembling the genus Acer (hence the common name, flowering maple). Leaves can be medium green or speckled with gold. The gold results from a virus.
Flowers: Usually yellow or orange petaled, although pink, mauve, red, apricot, purple, and white are also available
Hardiness: varies with species, generally zone 8 and 9
Soil: well-drained, average
Light: Sheltered sun to shade south, tolerates full sun in north if sufficient water
Pests & Problems: Aphids, spider mites, scale insects, whitefly, and mealybugs. Drafts and changes in location can cause leaf drop.
Landscape Habit & Uses: A pretty container plant for cooler climates. In warmer areas, they are a small shrub that do well trained against walls.
Other Interest: Native to southern Brazil.
Other Culture: Prune untidy or lanky stems in the spring. Water well in the summer, but avoid waterlogging the roots. Water sparingly in the winter, but avoid letting the plant dry out completely. Warm in the summer (outside) and cool in the winter (50-54ºF, 10-12ºC).
Propagation: Tip cuttings taken in the spring. Hybrids may be grown from seed and will bloom the same year if started in the winter.
|'Apricot'||x hybridum||Green||Pale orange with darker red veins, bell-shaped|
|'Ashford Red'||x hybridum||variegated||Soft red|
|'Boule de Neige'||x hybridum||Green||White, flushed with pale pink in the summer, narrow, bell-shaped.|
|'Canary Bird'||megapotamicum||Glossy, green||Clear yellow, bell-shaped.|
|'Cannington Peter'||x hybridum||Yellow-mottled||Dark crimson incurved.|
|'Cerise Queen'||x hybridum||Dark green||Medium-deep pink, with spirally overlapping petals. Has deeper pink veins.|
|'Cynthia Pike'||x milleri||Shallowly lobed||Orange-yellow spreading petals with red calyces.|
|'Daffy'||x milleri||Three-lobed||Yellow with spreading petals, very floriferous.|
|'Dwarf Red'||x hybridum||plants under 2 feet||orange-red bells|
|'Gold Dust'||pictum||pale green splotched yellow||orange, continuous|
|'Golden Fleece'||x hybridum||Green with reddish-purple veining, more heart-shaped than others.||Pale yellow, bell-shaped, with incurved petals.|
|'Gorer's White'||x suntense||green||Open, white, very floriferous.|
|'Hinton Seedling'||x milleri||Almost unlobed||Red, with spreading petals.|
|'Jermyns'||x suntense||green||Deep mauve|
|'Kentish Belle'||x milleri||Green, long and narrow||Large, orange flowers with red veins.|
|'Linda Vista Peach'||x hybridum||peach|
|'Louis Marignac'||x hybridum||Green with three pronounced lobes||Pale pink, with incurved and overlapping petals.|
|'Moonchimes'||x hybridum||Medium green||Yellow with an apricot tip in bud, pale yellow in flower. Bell shaped or flat.|
|'Nabob'||x hybridum'||Dark green||Dark raspberry colored flowers, with incurved petals.|
|'Orange King'||x hybridum||Green||Dark orange|
|'Patrick Singe'||x milleri||Green||Orange, with spreading petals.|
|'Ruby Glow'||x hybridum||Variegated||Dark orange with red veins.|
|'Savitzii'||x hybridum||3" long, white blotched with green|
|'Silver Belle'||x hybridum||Medium-dark green||White, petals wide spreading, with yellow stamens.|
|'Snowfall'||x hybridum||under 2 feet tall||white, continuous bloom|
|'Souvenir de Bonn'||x hybridum||Variegated||Orange with red veins|
|'Tangerine'||x hybridum||Green||Similar to 'Apricot', but with brighter orange-yellow flowers|
|"Tennant White'||vitifolium||Dark green||Large, white, open flowers.|
|'Thompsonii'||pictum||Golden mottled||Salmon-orange with dark orange veins.|
|'Variegatum'||megapotamicum||Heavily blotched with yellow||Yellow with a red calyx.|
|'Veronica Tennant'||vitifolium||Dark green||Large, pale pink, open flowers.|
|'Vesuvius'||x hybridum||coral and yellow petals in velvet plum calyx|
|'Victor Reiter'||x hybridum||large, burgundy|
|'Violetta'||x suntense||Green||Dark purple|
|'Wisley Red'||megapotamicum||Green||Red, with large, dark-red calyx.|
|'Yellow Orange'||x hybridum||yellow bells, crimson veins|
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