Flowering maple tree

Asked November 8, 2017, 2:49 PM EST

Can you identify my tree that looks like a red maple but has big flowers like a hibiscus?

Putnam County Florida

1 Response

Red maple-leaf hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella) is most likely what you have. You nearly described it just right. Here is an article from the Florida Extension Service about the plant and how it grows in your area. http://indian.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/FallPublications/Red-Leafed_Hibiscus_D_Culbert_2005.pdf