Superotto80
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Help with I.D.

Hello all,

I am a new homeowner and am new to landscaping/gardening. I was wondering if anyone can help ID the tree below. I have no idea what it is. any help would be much appreciated!
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rainbowgardener
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Re: Help with I.D.

when those buds open up, it will be easier, but I think it is Rose of Sharon. More of a shrub than a tree, but it can be pruned in to tree shape. The one I have is a huge colony of those stems.
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Re: Help with I.D.

You posted your question and in half an hour got the answer, Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus. You are welcome!

For a little bonus information, watch out for RoS, it spreads like crazy. Not only does the colony get bigger and bigger, but it pops up all over the place. I have one that popped up on the opposite side of my house from where the one I planted is and I pull shoots of RoS all the time.

Here's a Rose of Sharon pruned to tree form (and probably grafted on to a standard) :

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https://www.meridian.k12.il.us/middle%20 ... 20tree.jpg

Left to its own devices it looks more like this:

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https://www.arborday.org/trees/graphics/ ... aron_1.jpg
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