Please help identify this tree

Please can anyone tell me what this tree is.
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Rose of Sharon.
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On 8/15/11 8:36 AM, snipped-for-privacy@verizon.net wrote:

My favorite garden book says 'Rose of Sharon' is a mallow (Hibiscus syriacus). The flowers in the photo are definitely not mallows.
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The tree shape, leaf, and flower color look like rose of sharon. I couldn't make out the flower shape but it didn't look quite right I admit. I have seen some Rose of Sharon with different looking flower shapes.
A closeup of the flower should be definitive.
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snipped-for-privacy@verizon.net wrote:

It reminds me of crepe myrtle but once again doesn't seem quite right.
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On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 07:48:23 +1000, "David Hare-Scott"

The leaves don't look right, they should have erose edges but more rounded scallops than points, the branching structure doesn't look right either, and the bark looks wrong too... the picture is too blurry to make out flower configuration, only the flower color appears correct for the most common but there exist other color blossoms too (cream, yellow, lavender, white, even blue), and I'd like to see the flower buds... I won't say it's rose of sharon until I see a better quality picture, and I like to see where the trunk meets the ground... it's mostly that branching habit that struck me immediately as looking wrong to me.
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carousel said:

Where and when was the photo taken?
Is it possible to get a better image of the flowers and leaves?
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'Pat Kiewicz[_2_ Wrote: > ;933151']carousel said:-

I took the picture last Monday at a local pub (The Spur, Slindon) in West Sussex. Next time we go I'll take some better pictures.
Many thanks to everyone's responses!
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