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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Need a name for this tree

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New Iberia, LA
(Zone 9a)

November 6, 2001
4:49 PM

Post #17493

I have this tree in my yard.. It is tall, big.. the flower looks like a hibiscus, it is light pink. I have seen lots of this around in people yard.. It does make seeds, big ball pod.. Do you know the name of this.. The leaves looks like maple gum shape..

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New Iberia, LA
(Zone 9a)

November 6, 2001
6:15 PM

Post #158781

This message was edited Saturday, Nov 10th 1:37 AM
Georgetown, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 7, 2001
5:36 AM

Post #159048

This could be a hibiscus that is called Confederate Rose or Cotton Rose. Some others in this group are Rose of Sharon, or Althea, cotton, Rose Mallow, okra, and Manihot.
Florence, AL
(Zone 7a)

November 8, 2001
4:49 PM

Post #159838

Looks like Confederate Rose to me, too---Hibsicus mutabilis.
Do the flowers change color as they age?

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