Abutilon ‘Victor Reiter’ is a free-flowering evergreen shrub from the family of Malvaceae family of plants. Beloere or Pseudabutilon are other syonyms for Abutilon . They also call it Flowering Maple ‘Victor Reiter’.
The genus name Abutilon is a new Latin word. It is influenced from Arabic أبو طيلون. Ibn Sina (980-1037), Abu Ali Sina or Avicenna as he is called in the western world, the Persian physician named this genus. They consider him as the father of early modern medicine. Bartley Schwarz cultivated this hybrid. This hybrid honors Victor Reiter, the San Francisco botanist.
It grows to about 8ft or 2.5m tall. The foliage is broad, maple-shaped, and deep green. The flowers are orange and hanging. They are more open than similar species. It has a brigh yellow calyx. Abutilon ‘Victor Reiter’ flowers from spring to autumn.It attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
How to grow Abutilon ‘Victor Reiter’:
Grow Abutilon ‘Victor Reiter’ in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in evenly-moist, fertile, and well-drained soil. Water regularly in the growing season. Pinch the tips to make it bushier and prune if necessary. Propagate by softwood cuttings or semi-ripe cuttings.