flowering maple

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flowering maple:

see mallowmallow,
common name for members of the Malvaceae, a family of herbs and shrubs distributed over most of the world and especially abundant in the American tropics. Tropical species sometimes grow as small trees.
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Abutilon or flowering maple is another shrub you should consider.
Also known as Chinese lantern (because of its flowers) or flowering maple (because of its leaves), abutilon is certainly longer blooming and more adaptable to Los Angeles soil than the azalea, which is the most popular local shade plant.
Flowering maple (Abutilon), flowering quince (Chaenomeles hybrids), fuchsia (F.