Plant ID forum: What is this tree?!

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Poisonivy2712
Apr 19, 2017 12:55 PM CST
I have recently moved into a new home and I cannot figure out what type of tree this is. It looks similar to a crape myrtle but the leaves are shaped differently. It has not flowered yet but it has dead flower heads on it from last year that look kind of bulb shaped. Please please help me out!!

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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Apr 19, 2017 1:46 PM CST
Althea?
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Name: greene
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greene
Apr 19, 2017 3:36 PM CST
It does look like Althea; Rose of Sharon.
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