SOLVED: help id this plant/tree pls

Sunnyvale, CA

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)

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)

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

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

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 8b)

For some reason I see Abutilon.

Sunnyvale, CA

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

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Beautiful, BC(Zone 8b)

Ok, not Abutilon. Hibiscus syriacus.

Sunnyvale, CA


Coushatta, LA

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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