(Need ID) on tropical tree or large 14' bush sunflower like?

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  1. cdieckman

    cdieckman Member

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    What's th name, hight, width, and characteristics of this tropical tree or large 14' bush sunflower like?
     

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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    I'd say it's a girasol - tropical sunflower.
     
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    Thanks, but aren't sunflowers Annuals?
    This one has been there for years.
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Down here they don't seem to be - there's nothing to kill 'em so they just keep going.
     
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    I believe Luddite is correct!
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    The leaves look like tithonia.

    There are perennial sunflowers, so not sure I would rule that out. Have you seen flowers on the plant?
     

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