Abutilon are free flowering plants with leaves like maple trees and colorful flowers that have the look of crepe paper.  Although abutilon is not related to the maple tree, it is frequently referred to as the "flowering maple".   You may also notice a similarity to mallows and hibiscus.  These are cousins of abutilon, and in addition to similar flower shapes, they share the ability to produce dozens of flowers.  

SOIL
Abutilon aren't too particular about soil, they will react to weather and water extremes.  The soil pH should be in the neutral range, but more importantly, it needs to be well-draining.

WATERING
They do not do well with prolonged dry periods, but they also don't want to sit in wet soil.

FERTILIZING
Abutilon can be heavy feeders, probably because they do so much blooming.  This is especially true when they are grown in containers.  Feed once a month with Formula 49.

PRUNING
Abutilon takes pruning well.  Tip prune young plants to spur new growth and get a fuller shape.  If yours starts to become tall and gangly, snipping it back to a leaf joint will encourage it to send out new branches.  Abutilon can also be pruned back hard in the spring, if you want to control its size.

PROTECTION
Abutilon zones are 9-11, but they will grow in zone 8 with a little protection.  For the most prolonged flowering, site your flowering maple in filtered sun.

SIZE
Abutilon are small, upright shrubs with arching branches that bend under the weight of all the flowers. They will grow to 8 ft.








Welcome to Sperbeck's Nursery


We began building our business in 1986 and opened the doors May 16th, 1987. Our mission for our business is a place where our guests and friends are welcomed and they will..... 


"Be aware of the blessings of the beauty of this world, of the joy of friendships shared and of the peace found only in Him"


....through the gardens and the landscapes of which we are blessed to help create.


We enjoy helping our customers at the nursery take home the right plant or garden accessory for the place in their garden.  We delight teaching customers how to be successful with their garden projects from planting, to properly caring for them and enjoying them as they add beauty and value to their homes for years to come.  We love designing or installing landscapes, now for two generations of clients.  We appreciate maintaining our landscapes to allow them to mature into the beauty for which they were created.

               ​Operating Hours


Monday-Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Sunday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Closed during rain.

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Abutilon (Flowering Maple)

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Sperbeck's Nursery

1332 Woodward Street

Yuba City, CA 95993

Phone (530) 673-8312 or

(530) 673-8334

​Fax (530) 673-3134

Email sperbecksnursery@sbcglobal.net