Yellow flowering maple with yellow verigated leaves - Knowledgebase Question

San Leandro, CA
Question by daveandhelen
January 3, 2007
Help! Where can we find this plant? We have one that is 3 years old, and is beautiful! We are unable to locate another plant.

Answer from NGA
January 3, 2007


What you're growing is probably Abutilon pictum, but I'm not able to find a yellowing flowering cultivar with variegated leaves. Yours is truly special! You may be able to start a new tree by taking a cutting from your plant (they generally root easily). Take a 4-6" stem cutting in June or July, strip the lower leaves, dip the cut end in rooting hormone, then set it in moist potting soil. Use plastic wrap as a loose tent (to help conserve moisture) and set it in a shady spot in the garden. It should root in about a month.

Best wishes with your flowering maple!

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