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botanical name:
Abutilon 'Louis Marignac'
Abutilon 'Louis Marignac' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Flowering maple, Indian mallow
synonyms:  Abutilon 'Louis de Marignac'
family:  Malvaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 10 to 11
description:
Upright evergreen with spreading branches. 3 or 5-lobed, light to mid green leaves and nodding, bell-shaped, pale pink flowers.

cultivation:
Well drained soil in full sun. Protect from frost. Cut back long stems in spring, as necessary. Prone to attack by whitefly.

propagation:
By seed or either softwood or semi-ripe cuttings.

usage:
Usually trained against a wall. Can be grown in a container, which makes it possible to move into a conservatory for winter protection.

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