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Bakeridesia integerrima, Abutilon chiappardi, Abutilon chittendenii, Abutilon chitenendii, Sida integerrima, Velvetleaf, Canary Tree, Indian Mallow

Bakeridesia integerrima, Abutilon chiappardi, Abutilon chittendenii, Abutilon chitenendii, Sida integerrima

Velvetleaf, Canary Tree, Indian Mallow
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: Honduras
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Sometimes listed as Bakeridesia integerrima, Canary Tree is a showy and handsome small tree growing about 10 ft tall, with evergreen, broadly heart-shaped leaves. They are pubescent with stellate hairs and are rough to the touch on the upper surface. The flowers are 2-3" across and resemble those of a hibiscus. The five petals are bright yellow, each with a reddish blotch at the base. It is an excellent tree for container culture or for a small garden, doing best with full sun and good drainage. It has a long winter span, and blooms are attractive to bees and butterflies.


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