Observations in the species: Hibiscus syriacus
English Name: althea or rose of Sharon or shrub althea
By: Nicole Fox
Observed on: 20th September 2013
Added to iSpot: 1st October 2013
Observed on: 30th July 2012
Added to iSpot: 24th August 2012
Observed on: 14th June 2012
Added to iSpot: 23rd July 2012
Observed on: 22nd August 2010
Added to iSpot: 10th July 2011
It's not a very good or close up photo but I'm trying to identify this tree.
The leaves are simple, small, lobed but not deeply, pale green, not glossy. They occur in clusters on a twig.
silvery smooth bark (doesn't peel off like a silver birch or cherry trees)
flowers - purple, papery, small. They appear in August.
Sorry the photo is a bit distant. any ideas?
Observed on: 23rd August 2010
Added to iSpot: 28th August 2010