Hi, this past spring I saw this plant growing right against the fence
between my neighbour's yard and mine. I was going to cut it down, but
I was curious as to what it is. It is just now starting to flower, and
the blooms sure are pretty. Can anyone ID this plant? Area is southern
Ontario Canada, Thank you very much in advance.
Hibiscus syriacus or Hibiscus sino-syriacus.
The common Hibiscus syriacus cultivar, at least on this side of the
pond, with that colour pattern is 'Red Heart', but there might well be
other. However the H. sino-syriacus cultivars 'Autumn Surprise' and
'Ruby Glow' are similar, and the shape of the leaves looks more
consistent with H. sino-syriacus.
Stewart Robert Hinsley
It's most likely a hibiscus or a close relative - in other words a plant
classified in the family Malvaceae. I can't see the sexual parts clearly enough
to tell if it is a hibiscus or something else. If you Google Images for hibiscus
you can see what the sexual parts look like and compare to your plant.
It is most likely to be a Rose of Sharon which is, as other say, in
the Malvacea family:
Look at this link to see the exact plant it may be by looking at the
flower. All plants, sans ferns, palms, and cycads are identified by
their flower parts.
If the link doesn't work, do a google search on rose of sharon and in
the upper left corner click on images and it will bring them all up.
This is a hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon) plant/tree/shrub . . . it only
blooms for a few short weeks at the end of summer or early fall w/ gorgeous
blooms which both hummingbirds and orioles favor.
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