Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Abutilon 'Orange Hot Lava'
Orange Hot Lava Flowering Maple
Item #: 7302
Zones: 7b to 10b
Height: 48" tall
Thanks to Luen Miller of Monterey Bay Nursery for sharing his splendid 2005 introduction of a hybrid of Abutilon megapotamicum. The 3-4' tall mass of stems is adorned with pointed green leaves and, from early June until fall, with hundreds of dangling bell-shaped flowers. The flowers are clear orange, highlighted by red bloodshot-eye-like veins. Each flower is held tight by a dark burgundy calyx (the thing the flower sits in). Abutilon 'Orange Hot Lava' has been a standout in both our summer flowering and winter hardiness trials. Nine out of ten hummingbirds agree, Abutilon 'Orange Hot Lava' is a top flowering maple choice!
Leaf Color: Green
Container Role: Thrillers