Strange shrub in Florence Alabama
Hi Alabamians! I live just over the state line in TN but work in Florence Alabama. I was driving to work this week and a brightly reddish orange bloom caught my eye. The owner of the house it was growing at is young and just moved in recently. She said an older couple used to own the house and they have all kinds of neat plants but I've never seen this one before. It is a shrub and has oval shiny leaves and was fairly tall...kind of reminds you of a rose of sharon without the leaf serration. It was a double orangy red and was definitely not a rose of any kind. Any ideas what this might be? I'll try to stop by and take a pic if that is needed for further id. I just thought since it was blooming now someone might know. Anyone happen to live in Florence?