A fuzzy-leaved Abutilon for HOT, DRY, SUNNY gardens! Native to Southern California, this plant can really take the heat! Growing quickly to form a rounded shrub 4-5’ tall and wide with highly ornamental velvety grey-green heart-shaped leaves. Blooms almost ALL YEAR with 1” yellow flowers, the showiest display occurring in Spring and Summer. Perfect for feeding a variety of native bees and butterflies. Generally evergreen, but it may go deciduous in Summer during extreme drought or in Winter if there’s a bad cold snap. To help prevent leaf-loss, protect from hard frosts and provide some afternoon shade in really hot areas. Plant in well-draining soil for a happy plant and prune after flowering for a full and bushy form. Wear gloves while pruning as the leaves can cause dermatitis in some people.