Growth Of Flowering Red/yellow Maples - Knowledgebase Question

Sun Valley, CA
Question by Lindat4
June 3, 2001
Is the Flowering Red/Yellow Maple a tree or a shrub? I would like to use it to hide a fence, but don't want to put in something that will eventually show a lot of trunk at the bottom. I need foliage from about 2-3 feet off the ground to about 10 or 12 feet high. East facing


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Answer from NGA
June 3, 2001

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Flowering maple is Abutilon, a robust, mounding shrub with graceful, arching stems. When provided partial sun (or shelter from hot afternoon sun) and rich, well-draining soil, Abutilon will develop into a bushy plant, 8'-10' tall with equal width. It takes well to pruning and can be espaliered along a fenceline. In your situation you can prune the lower branches off to provide the 2'-3' ground clearance you desire.

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