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Orlando, FL

I believe it is a rose of Sharon. Large shrub...at least 10' tall 'x6' wide. White flowers..a pink flower or two on same plant every so often.
Smallish leaves on mostly vertical limbs. thanks...Melanie

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Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

Definitely not Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus). I think it's probably a more tropical species (although I don't think it's the "usual" tropical hibiscus H. rosa-sinensis). Can you post some better pictures of the leaves and maybe the whole plant from slightly farther away to show the growth habit?

Orlando, FL

Sure. I'll take pics now. I feel dumb...don't know much about hibiscus.

Orlando, FL

Here are pics...

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Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

Hmmm, not sure which one that is. The leaves seem to be too small to be H. rosa-sinensis and the flowers aren't quite right either. Maybe H. arnottianus? http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/41274/

Brisbane, Australia

Melanie... I think your hibiscus is Swan Lake also known as Dainty White.

Orlando, FL

Thats it! dainty white. Thanks so much everyone. Silly me... I spent my life thinking that Tropical hibiscus were Rose of Sharon. I have been enlightened. Thanks again...Melanie

Big Pine Key, FL(Zone 11)

Another name for Dainty White is White LaFrance.
Scott

Ocoee (W. Orlando), FL(Zone 9b)

Beautiful! I love the pure white with no color in the throat! I have the Dainty Pinks and love them.

Orlando, FL

I have two large of the dainty white. One of which gets a couple pink flowers every so often. It is a very beautiful flower. If I were a fairy...I would wear it as a dress. he...he... Seriously though... I am trying to root cuttings at this time. Gonna keep trying till I get it! So...If i succeed...I will share. M~

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