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Abutilon pictum 'Thompsonii' (Flowering maple 'Thompsonii')

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
3m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Abutilon pictum 'Thompsonii'

Other names

Flowering maple 'Thompsonii', Thompson's flowering maple, Indian maple 'Thompsonii', Thompson's Indian maple

Genus

Abutilon Abutilon

Variety or Cultivar

'Thompsonii' _ 'Thompsonii' is an erect, evergreen shrub or small tree with ovate to rounded, lobed, yellow-mottled, mid- to dark green leaves and pendent, bell-shaped, orange-flushed, salmon-pink flowers from spring into autumn.


Abutilon pictum 'Thompsonii' is: Evergreen

Habit

Erect

Flower

Flushed orange, Salmon in Spring; Salmon, Flushed orange in Summer; Flushed orange, Salmon in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green, Yellow, Mottled in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mealybugs , Scale insects , Glasshouse whitefly , Glasshouse red spider mite Mealybugs , Scale insects , Glasshouse whitefly , Glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

May suffer from virus.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 9.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings, Semi-ripe cuttings


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Where to grow

Abutilon pictum 'Thompsonii' (Flowering maple 'Thompsonii') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Indoor, Greenhouse, Cottage/Informal, Containers, Conservatory, City, Beds and borders, Mediterranean, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

In frost-free areas, grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in full light. In growth, water freely & feed monthly.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

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We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Abutilon pictum 'Thompsonii'

Other names

Flowering maple 'Thompsonii', Thompson's flowering maple, Indian maple 'Thompsonii', Thompson's Indian maple

Genus

Abutilon Abutilon

Variety or Cultivar

'Thompsonii' _ 'Thompsonii' is an erect, evergreen shrub or small tree with ovate to rounded, lobed, yellow-mottled, mid- to dark green leaves and pendent, bell-shaped, orange-flushed, salmon-pink flowers from spring into autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Erect


Colour

Flower

Flushed orange, Salmon in Spring; Salmon, Flushed orange in Summer; Flushed orange, Salmon in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green, Yellow, Mottled in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mealybugs , Scale insects , Glasshouse whitefly , Glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

May suffer from virus.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 9.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings, Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Abutilon pictum 'Thompsonii' (Flowering maple 'Thompsonii') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Indoor, Greenhouse, Cottage/Informal, Containers, Conservatory, City, Beds and borders, Mediterranean, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

In frost-free areas, grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in full light. In growth, water freely & feed monthly.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Abutilon pictum 'Thompsonii' (Flowering maple 'Thompsonii')

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Abutilon pictum 'Thompsonii' (Flowering maple 'Thompsonii')

Common pest name

cotton mealybug

Scientific pest name

Phenacoccus solenopsis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Watching brief for potential impact on tomato production in the Mediterranean. Other southern European countries likely to be more at risk. Precautionary action will be taken on findings on planting material to protect glasshouse crops and botanical gardens.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Abutilon pictum 'Thompsonii' (Flowering maple 'Thompsonii')

Common pest name

False codling moth

Scientific pest name

Thaumatotibia leucotreta

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous pest; detected mainly on citrus and peppers. EU regulation under consideration following recurrent interceptions.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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