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botanical name:
Abutilon megapotamicum
Abutilon megapotamicum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Flowering maple, Indian mallow
family:  Malvaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red & yellow
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -1°C
USDA zone: 10 to 11
description:
Fairly tender shrub with long slender branches and pendant, bell shaped, yellow and red flowers.

cultivation:
Protect from frost, although new growth may appear from the base if stems have died back. 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.

other notes:
pronounced: a-BEW-tih-lon meg-uh-poh-TAM-ih-kum

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