How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Abutilon, Chinese bellflower, Chinese lantern, Flowering maple—Abutilon spp.
Family Malvaceae (Hibiscus family)

Plant Identification

Abutilon spp., including flowering maple and other species, are evergreen shrubs with broad maplelike leaves and drooping bell-like flowers. Flowers may be white, red, orange, yellow, or pink.

Optimum conditions for growth

Abutilon is native to warm regions of the world. It does well in full sun but requires partial shade in very hot climates. Most species require moderate watering, although some species just need a little water. Abutilon does well if planted in pots but requires good drainage.

Flowers and foliage of flowering maple
Leaves and drooping red flowers of flowering maple
Pests and disorders of Abutilon spp.



Environmental disorders



Leaves of flowering maple
Leaves of flowering maple

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