Abutilon pictum Thompsonii is an upright shrub that adds a light-hearted breeziness to the summer landscape with large, maple-like leaves, dappled with cream and pale salmon-orange flowers. The abundant blooms attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Abutilons are very heat tolerant, making them excellent for summer gardens or containers in the hot sun. Provide winter protection in cooler climates. They thrive in well-drained soil with occasional feedings. Pinch the young leaf stems to encourage more branching. Prune lightly to shape and remove dead stems.