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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
Fairly tender shrub with long slender branches and pendant, bell shaped, yellow and red flowers.

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.

By seed or either softwood or semi-ripe cuttings.

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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