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Abutilon tridens


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 8 ft (2.4 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil in a sunny position

Features: Yellow-orange flowers in winter

Uses: Collector's shrub

Zones: 9-11

Description: This rare species is confined to mountains of western Guatemala and adjacent areas of Mexico?s Chiapas State, at altitudes of 7?8,000 ft (2,100?2,400 m). A shrub of about 8 ft (2.4 m) in height, it bears yellow-orange flowers in winter. ZONES 9?11.

Growth Habit: Lanky shrub with scrambling branches

Comments: Not often seen in cultivation

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