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Tree ID

Posted by nbcreech South Carolina (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 4, 14 at 10:59

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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RE: Tree ID

Couldn't figure out how to post multiple images

RE: Tree ID

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.

RE: Tree ID

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

RE: Tree ID

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

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


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

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