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botanical name:
Abutilon 'Red Princess'
Abutilon 'Red Princess' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Flowering maple, Indian mallow
family:  Malvaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, semi-evergreen
height: 3.00m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: maroon
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -2°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
description:
Upright evergreen or semi-evergreen, tender shrub. Large mid-green maple-like leaves. Bell-shaped dark maroon-red flowers in summer.

cultivation:
Needs a warm, sheltered, sunny position and moderately fertile, well drained soil. In cold areas best grown in an unheated greenhouse or conservatory.
Pinching back shoots will encourage branching and increase flower production. Cut back long stems in spring, as necessary.

propagation:
Softwood or semi-ripe cuttings, in spring or summer.

usage:
Conservatories or containers. Also excellent in mild, Mediterranean type gardens. Can be trained against a wall.

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