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29/07/2012 at 21:52

Ive had this a while now but it's never really done much until now.

Was just wondering if anyone knew what it is so I know what to do with it

 

I just know that it's deciduous and I think it has a white flower (but I could be wrong)

 

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b239/mattbeer87/DSCF5319.jpg

29/07/2012 at 21:59

It is a variety of hibiscus by the look of it-they take a while to get going- got some just starting to flower now

29/07/2012 at 22:08

Ah cool, I had it in the ground last year but I think it had too much shade so I've put it in a big container. What kind of growth should I expect before it flowers? ( If it is a hibiscus that is)

30/07/2012 at 16:01

Where we are they pop up all over the garden like weeds.  The one at the bottom of our drive is about 2.5 metres high.  Many of our neighbours use them as a sort of informal low hedge but if you trim the tops they tend to end up with all the growth at the top and half a metre of bare trunk underneath.  They are quite hardy, even though the flowers look exotic.  The flowers come in various shades, from white through pink, purple and lavender blue.  They use the dried petals a lot in those fruit-flavoured 'teas' you can buy because they make a nice red colour, and hibiscus tea is supposed also to be good for you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibiscus_syriacus

30/07/2012 at 16:16
Mattbeer87 wrote (see)

Ah cool, I had it in the ground last year but I think it had too much shade so I've put it in a big container. What kind of growth should I expect before it flowers? ( If it is a hibiscus that is)


They seem to take a while to get going-so do not give up on it yet-if there are no flowers this year-they should be in 12 months or so

03/07/2014 at 22:48

This was my very first post, just thought I'd post a current pic. To this day its never flowered, I'm hoping for some this year though

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51516.jpg?width=264&height=350&mode=max

 

03/07/2014 at 22:56

It's grown a bit

03/07/2014 at 22:57

just a bit nut yeah :P

03/07/2014 at 22:58

Maybe this will be the year of the flower.

03/07/2014 at 23:16

I hope so. I've seen them in flower up close in a park near where I work and they are magnificent.

I've given it the best spot in the garden for sunshine, its gets 90% of any sunshine that we receive during the day so I'm hoping this will encourage it to perform.

13/10/2014 at 00:00

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62047.jpg?width=264&height=350&mode=max

 Grown well again this summer, its actually around 6 feet high now (including the pot) Its going in the ground soon

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