Saturday/ my new ‘flowering maple’

I have a new flowering maple*  with a number of beautiful red and yellow bell flowers on my back patio. My previous one was making a very slow recovery after it had almost died during winter.  Towards the end of this year, I will keep an eye on the temperatures and cover this one up a little bit to shield it from severe cold.

*Its other names are abutilon and Indian mallow. It’s not a true maple; the leaves just look a little like those of a maple tree.  It is related closer to plants such as the hibiscus.

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