By Teo Spengler
Trimming abutilon is essential to their continued health and beauty. You?ll need to learn how to prune an abutilon if you are growing one of these plants. Click this article for information on trimming abutilon as well as abutilon pruning tips.
By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer
Also known as flowering maple, parlor maple, Chinese lantern or Chinese bellflower, abutilon is an upright, branching plant with leaves that resemble maple leaves. This plant is often grown as a houseplant, but can you grow abutilon in the garden too? Find out here.
Colors: Yellow, orange, white, purple, pink, bicolor and more
Height: Up to 6 feet tall
The eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) grows throughout most of the eastern U.S, extending as far west as Oklahoma and Texas and north into Canada. This tree is not picky when it comes to soil preference, but it does best when grown in a moist, well-drained location. Because of their modest size, redbuds work well as understory trees and are particularly stunning when planted in groupings. The horizontal branching pattern adds architectural interest to the garden and makes an attractive canopy for spring bulbs.
The pea-sized blossoms of the eastern redbud emerge in early spring before the leaves arrive, covering the bare branches in garlands of pink. Photo by: Rob Cardillo.