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Winterizing Abutilon

Zone 8 | SueK added on November 10, 2014 | Answered

I live in Vancouver, WA, and the temp is supposed to drop below freezing in the next 2 days. I have two 8 ft. Abutilon that I'd like to winter over in the garage. Will they go dormant without light, or do they have to come in the house by windows?

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theficuswrangler
Answered on November 10, 2014

If you have room inside, they'll probably do better indoors in some light. They will do well in a cool place protected from freezing temps, but you should add some extra light. You'll probably want to cut them back some; however, if you cut too much, you'll lose some flowers next spring. These articles have more info: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/flowering-maple/growing-flowering-maple.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/flowering-maple/growing-flowering-maple.htm

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