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Help with identifying these 2 please

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:07 am
by live free and garden
Hi all,

The novice new englander is back.

Any help is much appreciated recognizing these 2.

There are 2 of these trees in my yard that blossomed these purple flowers a couple weeks ago -

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This one might be a bit harder (mostly because I couldn't get a great shot). We have these raspberry bushes in the backyard and these plants were growing all over them and overtaking them. I thought it was a weed but then noticed these berries seemed to be growing from them. Any ideas?

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Thanks all!

Re: Help with identifying these 2 please

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:44 am
by DoubleDogFarm
1. Hibiscus moscheutos

2 Rubus spectabilis (Salmonberry)

Eric

Re: Help with identifying these 2 please

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:53 am
by imafan26
I thought the hibiscus might be a rose of sharon, but it could be moscheutos

Re: Help with identifying these 2 please

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:35 pm
by rainbowgardener
I agree rose of sharon, hibiscus syriacus. The moscheutos is also hardy to zone 4

https://homeguides.sfgate.com/different- ... 50676.html

but known as dinner plate hibiscus, it has huge flowers:


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Re: Help with identifying these 2 please

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:05 pm
by DoubleDogFarm
Either way I will take half credit for hibiscus :)


Eric

Re: Help with identifying these 2 please

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:05 am
by Bobberman
I have about 200 rose of sharons growing in my yard They are easy to trans plant and will live in a bucked of dirt for years even through a winter.

Re: Help with identifying these 2 please

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:47 am
by imafan26
I always think of Rose of Sharon when I see blue flowers. It is the only hibiscus group that commonly has flowers in that color range and has has a compact upright habit.

Re: Help with identifying these 2 please

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:08 pm
by rainbowgardener
Watch out for rose of Sharon - it will send up shoots all over the place.

I have a two tone RoS. My neighbor has a pink RoS she planted on her side of our shared driveway. I have a white RoS I planted on my side of the driveway. But her pink one sent up a shoot right in the middle of my plant and now I have an RoS that blooms in pink and white. I thought it was very cool, so I left it and each year there is more pink mixed in with my white RoS blooms.