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Sunnyvale, CA

September 3, 2012
6:19 PM

Post #9263883

This plant is in my front yard. Need to figure out what it is.
It has never flowered since we moved into the house.
Not sure whether it is a flowering type or it is just the way it is.

Appreciate any help.

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Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

September 3, 2012
6:30 PM

Post #9263900

Based on the foliage, it looks like Hibiscus syriacus to me. It may be too warm in your area for it to go dormant properly.
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 3, 2012
6:44 PM

Post #9263940

Sunnyvale's very slightly warmer in the winter than I am here, but H. syriacus blooms fine around where I live, so if it's not blooming I suspect something like too much shade could be to blame.
Sunnyvale, CA

September 3, 2012
6:50 PM

Post #9263968

Yes it is in partial shade. It is in the front porch of our house. The branches do extend up and the top portion does get full sun. The leaves do look like hibiscus.
It had collapsed after we got our house fumigation tented about 3 years back.
It sprang back in a few months. But it never bloomed or had any fruits.

Will appreciate any tips to get it flowering again.
Sunnyvale, CA

October 11, 2012
10:50 AM

Post #9302427

It flowered this year. The flowers are small. But flowering after 3 years or dormancy is a big deal.
It is Hibiscus Syriacus Blue.


Beautiful, BC
(Zone 9b)

October 11, 2012
9:19 PM

Post #9302845

For some reason I see Abutilon.
Sunnyvale, CA

October 13, 2012
5:09 PM

Post #9304229

Here is the flower. Appreciate if someone can give concrete id.

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Beautiful, BC
(Zone 9b)

October 13, 2012
5:12 PM

Post #9304232

Ok, not Abutilon. Hibiscus syriacus.
Sunnyvale, CA

October 13, 2012
5:54 PM

Post #9304270

Coushatta, LA

October 13, 2012
6:01 PM

Post #9304274

When I was growing my grandma had all different colors of rose of sharon. From pure white, peach, pink and purple. Double and single. Some of the plants are still alive after thirty years.

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