|We just moved into a house with several shrubs in the back yard. There are several bushes, anywhere from 4' to 7' tall, with lobed, almost triangular shaped leaves, pale green, not glossy, and lots of five petaled pinky-purple flowers with small white centers and burgundy stamens. There is no fragrance. I think this may be either tree mallow or Chinese hibiscus (it looks like the pix I've seen of Rose of Sharon, but the blooms are smaller and a different color). Any way to tell which this might be? Also, some of these plants are very dense and about waist high; others are taller with mature runners that have fallen over but not broken. I have begun to straighten the tall ones up the fence using brass eye screws and plant ties, to espalier them. Is this plant ok to do this with (it seems to naturally fan out its branches), or will this hurt its growth?