Special Closure

Due to the 58th Presidential Inauguration, the U.S. Botanic Garden will be closed January 18-21, 2017. We will reopen at 10 a.m. on January 22.

Canary bird flower maple

Canary bird Abutilon
Plant Botanical Name: 
Abutilon
Plant Sub Species or Variety: 
'Canary Bird'
USBG Plant Location: 
Conservatory
Conservatory Room Location: 
Plant Exploration
Sunlight: 
Full Sun to light shade
Plant Soil Type: 
Moist, well-drained sandy loam

Hardy only into the teens, so it is best overwintered in a protected area in the Washington area. It starts flowering in early summer and blooms until the first frost. It is a wonderful hummingbird plant with large yellow flowers that hang downward like a bell. It is relaively easy to propogate from softwood cuttings taken in the spring.