Shrub- Indian Mallow

  • Abutilon palmeri flower2
    Common Name: Indian Mallow

    Botanical Name: Abutilon palmeri

    Family: Malvaceae

    Description: Native to California and Arizona low deserts, fast-growing evergreen shrub

    Full sun or part shade: Full or part sun

    Water: Little to none once established

    Soil: Well-draining

    Habit and form: Rounded shrub, grows to 5 feet tall and wide; attractive, soft, gray leaves

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    Flower type, color, bloom season: Showy orange-yellow flowers in summer

    Pruning time & method: Cut flowering stems back to first set of leaves when flowering is complete. Can prune to maintain shape

    Maintenance tips: Not much maintenance required once established