Erect woody stems festooned with spectacularly big nodding blossoms of festive tangerine; this "Giant Chime Flowering Maple" can be kept as a modest heavily flowering pot plant, or encouraged to easily reach 8' --thus perfect for training into standards or for backgrounds in the deep south. Blooms for a very long period (as is sterile) and is often trained as a tropical, nearly everblooming, shrub. It also can be easily scaled down with carefully considered pruning of the central leads. This is the only Abutilon our customers report reasonable success with reliable flowering even when grown in less than full sun. Very large statured.
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×