Tree ID

nbcreechJune 4, 2014

I need some help identifying a tree. I moved into a house and there is a single tree out by a busy road and if I can figure out what it is I'd like to plant several more as a "barrier". Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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nbcreech

Couldn't figure out how to post multiple images

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 11:13AM
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smivies

It's a Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus). As you can see from the latin name, it's closely related to the tender Hibiscus.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 11:50AM
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hairmetal4ever(Z7 MD)

Rose of Sharon - Hibiscus syriacus. Sometimes called Althea as well. It's really more of a shrub than a tree, but they can be trained to a small tree form.

For me, they get kinda ugly with age. Nice when young, but do not age well.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 11:50AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

an improperly planted rose of sharon trained into tree form???

i belive the latin is hibiscus ... of some sort

ken

ps: its hilarious.. that the sidewalk is leaning the same way ... and they almost appear perpendicular ...

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 11:52AM
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