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Identify this tree/shrub

sefton

By Sefton

United Kingdom Gb

Can anyone identify this tree or shrub. It has just started flowering now with lovely pinky purple flowers. The leaves are rather oak like. The whole tree/shrub is about 6 feet tall now. Here is a picture of the flowers. I want to move it but don't know how big it is likely to get - it seemed to have turned up in our garden some years ago and grown to overtake the border it landed in.



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Looks like a hibiscus

31 Aug, 2008

 

Somehow I don't recognise it as a hibiscus, definitely not the leaves. If no one here will identify it, pick a branch with flower and go to your local nursery. If it blew in as a seed someone else will have it in their garden too. Good luck.

31 Aug, 2008

 

Thanks for the hibiscus suggestion I think that is what it may be. It is too big for its present position. How is it likely to react if I cut it back hard?

31 Aug, 2008

 

If it a strong well grown Hibiscus it will take pruning.I think it is Hibiscus by the way.

31 Aug, 2008

 

I agree. From the colour of the flower, it's probably Hibiscus syriacus 'Woodbridge'.

31 Aug, 2008

 

Any cutting back should be done in early spring. But it will only grow back to the same size again - may be better to attempt to move it (just after leaf fall is probably the best time) and reduce the top growth in spring as it starts to shoot

31 Aug, 2008

 

Thanks for the identification and the advice on pruning and moving. I never realised I could get such information so quickly!

31 Aug, 2008

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