Malva de Cordillera, Huella
Corynabutilon ceratocarpum

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Corynabutilon (kor-ry-na-BEW-tih-lon) (Info)
Species: ceratocarpum
Synonym:Abutilon ceratocarpum
Synonym:Sida ceratocarpa

Category:

Perennials

Shrubs

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Purple

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Silver/Gray

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

High Point, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 7, 2007, Ursula from Santiago
Chile (Zone 9b) wrote:

Corynabutilon ceratocarpum is native to the lower Andes mountains (up to 2000 m.a.s.l.), associated to other native shrubs, either in full sun or light shade.

This is a quite fast growing shrub (averages 30cm/year 1) that will bloom on the 3rd or 4th year grown from seeds.

Corynabutilon ceratocarpum has year round interest because of its evergreen (eversilver?) foliage and pretty flowers during spring and early summer. Its main requirements are neutral pH soil and good drainage. Corynabutilon tolerates frost and even moderate snow. During the first year of growth you will have to take care of possible fungal diseases to the roots. After that, it becomes very resistant to diseases and pests. Prune during winter to promote either vertical or horizontal... read more