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

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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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