Abutilon (flowering maple)
Abutilons display flowers of white, yellow, pink, red, orange and apricot along with frequently bold foliage. Dwarf varieties are only three feet tall while others can grow to six feet or more. The flowering maples are just a bit marginal for the North County, but will survive most winters with some protection. Even if they die to the ground, they come back with a vengeance in the spring. These are very free flowering plants and well worthwhile. Hummingbirds love them!