Please help identify this plant

james20721July 1, 2008

What is this shrub and is it too close to the house? Can it cause foundation damage?

Thanks in advance.


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Looks like Rose of Sharon to me. I don't think it'll damage the house, but it is kind of close to it. Someone else can answer that part for sure.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2008 at 2:22PM
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little_dani(9, S. Tex Coast)

It is a rose of sharon, and it is a tad close to the house.

You can cut it way back, shape it and keep it 'in bounds', so it will be a pretty little bush for you. It blooms on new growth, so it won't hurt to cut it. I would thin it out some too, but don't butcher it.


    Bookmark   July 2, 2008 at 9:52PM
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Hibiscus syriacus or probably another Hibiscus species.

Hibiscus plants are small to medium-sized shrubs.
They don't get to be as tall or as large as trees so foundation damage is highly unlikely even when planted near the house.


    Bookmark   July 4, 2008 at 1:10AM
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