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botanical name:
Abutilon x suntense 'Geoffrey Gorer'
Abutilon x suntense 'Geoffrey Gorer' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Flowering Maple
family:  Malvaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 4.00m
width: 2.50m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: mauve
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 11
description:
Large, upright, fast growing deciduous shrub with 3 or 5-lobed palmate leaves. Clusters of large bowl shaped blue-mauve flowers.

cultivation:
Warm, sheltered, sunny position and moderately fertile, well drained soil. Needs a mild climate or protection from frosts.
Pinching back shoots will encourage branching and increase flower production. Cut back long stems in spring, as necessary.

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