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Abutilon genus (Flowering maple). There are 140 or more mostly evergreen shrubs in this South American genus. In early spring to late autumn, Abutilon produce racemes or clusters of wide open, bell-shaped flowers with usually yellow or orange petals.
Perennials, Deciduous or Evergreens, Fragrants
Africa, Asia, Australia and North and South America.
'Abutilon' is an Arabic name for a plant resembling a Mallow.
The flowers and foliage. Suitable for coastal conditions.
Abutilon are frost hardy to frost tender, min 5-7C. They need full sun or partial shade and fertile, well-drained soil. In the growing season, young plants may need tip pruning to promote bushy growth. Mature specimens may have previous season's stems, so cut back annually in early spring. Tie lax-growing species to a support if necessary. Keep under glass in full light and water freely. Water containerised specimens freely when in full growth, less at other times.
Propagate Abutilon by seed in spring or by softwood, greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Whitefly, red spider mite and mealy bug.
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