Asked on Jun 19, 2013

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Bren HaasFrancesSusan Swasey


What is this tree ? It was given to me three years ago and I dont remember what it is? I know I was told to plant in sun light so I did but I am hoping to see what it is to see how tall it will get ????? Thanks home talk everyone is so helpful. :)
Blooms these little purple flowers but doesn't have a scent
I have never pruned it ...
22 answers
  • Luis
    on Jun 19, 2013

    I believe that is a Rose of Sharon bush they come in several colors

  • Judith F
    on Jun 19, 2013

    Rose of Sharon..

  • Trent-Tonya Sharp
    on Jun 19, 2013

    Wow I looked up Rose of Sharon and it gets really big hope that is what it is thanks to you both

  • Mary Insana
    on Jun 19, 2013

    Yes, they do get big, and they attract bees too.

  • Ivylore
    on Jun 19, 2013

    I love them, using them for a privacy fence- but they spread like crazy, so you have to constantly pull up the new little stick-like sprouts that will pop up all over.

  • Nancy Hand
    on Jun 19, 2013

    (Hibiscus syriacus) Rose of Sharon or Althea It likes alot of sun. If you want it as a tree, go ahead and trim the lower branches to shape it like a tree. Yours looks a little hungry. Throw so fertilizer on it! :)

  • Jan
    on Jun 20, 2013

    rose of Sharon, mine is about 8 years old and around 12 feet tall

  • Stephanie
    on Jul 29, 2013


  • Sherry F
    on Jul 30, 2013

    @Trent-Tonya Sharp These tree multiply also. I just planted these along the sides of my driveway. I dug mine up from around my mother's trees.

  • Socorro Gonzalez
    on Jan 25, 2016

    look very nice! Lovely one. It give great beauty to your garden. Looks like Rose of sharon to me.

  • Bonnie
    on Jan 25, 2016

    Rose of Sharon o Althea bush...very easy to grow and will multiply from seeds dropping on, red, white, purple. I have a blue...almost blue.. Very pretty if you get the double blooming variety

  • Allen Kang
    on Jan 26, 2016

    It's a Rose of Sharon.

  • Margie Hood
    on Apr 14, 2017

    yes that is a Rose of Sharon...they are beatiful and can grow into trees but by letting mine grow that big it has started splitting and losing branches..we now just have the trunk and a few limbs with no leaves at all so i suggest while latting it grow look up the best way to care for one
  • Margie Hood
    on Apr 14, 2017

    sorry i forgot to add we had it 20 yrs before it started splitting
  • Dar
    on Apr 14, 2017

    Hummingbirds love them
  • 13526476
    on Apr 14, 2017

    Beneficials love Rose of Sharon. Activity from hummers, bees and butterflies, and the continuous blooms will keep you entertained! Perform light pruning until you see what shape your tree wants to take, especially on the bottom.
  • Deanna Nassar
    on Apr 15, 2017

    Granny had 2 in our yard compliments of the birds. Were different colors and far apart from each other. Were there at least 10 years and never had any problems; never grew that tall either. Not sure how long they were there. Sold the place over40 years ago and never went back. Didn't want to see the changes new owners did.
  • Sylvia
    on Jan 13, 2018

    The shrub is a rose of sharon or althea. They are easy to grow and easy to root from cuttings. Mine are double light purple but there are pretty white ones as well. They do not require a lot of care. They can stand a lot of dry weather and still bloom. Mine bloom profusely and dependably.
  • Debbie/Dragonfly Treasure
    on Mar 3, 2018

    Rose of Sharon. Very hardy
  • Susan Swasey
    on Sep 3, 2018

    It's a Rose of Sharon..

  • Frances
    on Sep 3, 2018

    One of my favorites. You can let it grow to a nice height and keep it trimmed, usually in late Jan. It will bloom again in the spring. If it grows too tall, it is hard to control. You could buy more and they make a beautiful hedge row. Watering and fertilizing helps it to grow strong. Look it up online.

  • Bren Haas
    on Jun 13, 2019

    Rose of sharon...One of my all time favorites. I write about my collection all the time on my website.

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