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Abutilon pictum


Order: Malvales
   Family: Malvaceae
            Genus: Abutilon
                        Specie: Abutilon pictum

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 15 ft (4.5 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil in a sunny position

Features: Deeply divided dark green leaves; bell-shaped flowers with green calyx and orange petals

Uses: Grown against a sunny wall Shrub borders Tropical landscapes

Zones: 9-12

Description: A native of southern Brazil, this evergreen species is the most important parent of hybrid abutilons. It is a normally a lanky weak shrub with scrambling branches, rarely as much as 15 ft (4.5 m) in height. The dark green leaves are deeply divided into 3

Growth Habit: Lanky shrub with scrambling branches

Comments: Important parent of hybrid abutilons

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