Lakeland Highlands, FL

Please help me identify this large shrub/plant/tree. It is over 12 feet tall and has alternating leaves that are heart shaped. The leaves are several inches across in size. It is in my front yard and it is a giant. I don't see any fruit or flowers on it, but I have only owned the house for a couple of months. I live in central florida and have sandy soil. Thank you in advance.

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Big Pine Key, FL(Zone 11)

I will suggest Talipariti tiliaceum, Seaside Mahoe.
Scott
eta link...http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/295021/

This message was edited Nov 3, 2012 8:00 AM

Lakeland Highlands, FL

That is it! Thank you Scott.

Your link and suggestion led me to a couple of links. I don't know that I could easily discern between the Seaside Mahoe (Thespesia populnea) and the Sea Hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliaceus). Thank you very much again.

http://data.bishopmuseum.org/ethnobotanydb/ethnobotany.php?b=d&ID=hau
http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/misc/pdfs/thepop.pdf

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