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Dark green leaves often tinged purple are up to 8 inches long. The fragrant purple-red flowers are in terminal panicles up to six inches across. The plant is tolerant to sun and semi-shade. It is an ideal candidate for the container grown Patio Plant. Clerodendrum bungei Pink Diamond is very fragrant and will attract butterflies to the large flower trusses.
This clerodendrum is a small to medium size shrub with beautiful butterfly-shaped flowers, similar to Clerodendrum ugandense (Blue Butterfly Bush) and Clerodendrum mastacanthum (Pink Butterfly Bush) . They are slightly fragrant during evening hours. Blooms from late winter to fall in warm areas.
Medium size shrub with white star-like flowers, slightly fragrant. Stems are spiny. Can be trimmed into a nice bushy specimen. This plant can be used for bonsai culture. Requires regular watering.
Clerodendrum inerme is a hardy shrub that can thrive in a variety of environments. In milder winters, they can be planted in the garden with no protection. However, for areas with harsher winters, it is recommended to plant the shrub in a pot and bring it indoors when temperatures drop below freezing.
When caring for clerodendrums, it is important to water the plant regularly, but only when the soil is dry. In spring and summer, fertilize the plant with a general purpose fertilizer and apply mulch to conserve moisture. This shrub is native to Tropical Asia. It is also an evergreen mangrove plant that can thrive near the ocean at the high tide mark, making it a potential weed in the coastal environment.
Clerodendrum inerme is a sun-loving plant that reaches a height of 10-15 ft with closely arranged, almost round, shiny, deep green leaves. The plant is always in flower, with white and fragrant flowers that have spreading five corolla lobes and long purple stamens. The stems of this plant are smooth and do not have thorns, hence the specific name inerme, which means thornless.
This plant is versatile and can be grown as a topiary or bonsai. It is also salt-, heat-, and wind-tolerant, making it well-suited for growth along the beach where it can tolerate the salt spray of the ocean and the harsh rays of the sun. It can be grown as a hedge, but a large number of well-developed plants are needed. Trimming the plant keeps the hedge in shape, but also robs the plant of its flowers as they are produced at the ends of branches.
A new plant in cultivation originated from South Africa. It is very similar to more common species Clerodendrum ugandense (Blue Butterfly Bush) other than color and smaller size of the flowers which are in tighter panicles.
It grows into a vigorous large size bush with multiple stems. Unlike most clerodendrums, it is very difficult to propagate and cuttings don't root very easily. Small plants grow very slowly but even at 1 ft tall they start flowering. Once etablished, the bush grows fast, producing many branches.
Cultivation is pretty simple and the plant needs only average maintenance - regular water and well drained soil. It needs full sun for flowering. Pink Butterfly Bush is more cold sensitive than Blue Butterfly Bush (C. ugandense). However even after a cold snap and leaf damage, plants regrow well from the main stems.
Originally we have obtained this plant in 2014 from a rare plant collector, and have been propagating it since. It came to us under name of Rotheca mastacantha. The name Rotheca is often used for plants in Clerodendrum genus.
Beautiful free branching shrub with clusters of white flowers, resembling fountain. Fast growing. Very showy small fruit is deep blue (egg-plant) color, appears in the middle of red-petaled bract and creates unusual decorative effect. Unlike most of clerodendrums, this one is hard to propagate and is very rare in culture.
Clerodendrum paniculatum (Pagoda Flower) is an interesting and eye-catching large shrub native to India, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia. It grows best in full sun to semi-shade and needs regular water to look its best. The showy blooms are what make it so special, they are white, off-white, red, crimson, and vinous as well as yellow and orange in color. The flowers are funnel-shaped with long tubes and sit in pyramid-shaped clusters. The impressive display of blooms last from summer through autumn, and in frost free climates it will sporadically bloom throughout the year.
This fast growing plant grows to 5-10 feet tall, spreading 2-3 feet across, with multiple stems and large evergreen leaves. Each leaf is 12 inches across and has a heart-shaped base. The Pagoda flower also has the added bonus of being attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.
The Pagoda flower is hardy in USDA Zones 8-11 and can survive temperatures as low as 30°F for a short time. When growing in colder regions, it is best to keep the plant in a pot and move it indoors during colder months. Pagoda flower does its best when planted in a rich, slightly moisture retentive soil. With proper care, it can become a beautiful feature in any garden space.
Native to China and Japan, Clerodendrum philippinum (Chinese Glory Bower) is an attractive large shrub that can reach heights of 5-10 ft tall. It thrives in sunny and semi-shaded spots, with regular waterings to support its growth. The shrub's flowers are a sight to behold as they are intricately pink, white, or off-white in color, and have a sweet fragrance that will attract both hummingbirds and butterflies.
In terms of growing conditions, this plant prefers to be grown in USDA Zone 9-11. If a colder climate is present, it should be grown in a pot to provide it adequate protection. It is quite cold hardy and can withstand temperatures in the 30s F for a short period of time.
When planting Clerodendrum philippinum, care must be taken as it spreads rapidly across the ground as it sends out underground shoots so as to propagate itself. With such a charming appearance and strong appeal, it is essential to keep the plant under proper control by regularly trimming and pruning it. During cold winter seasons, it must be protected with a thick layer of mulch. Additionally, fertilizing with a balanced liquid fertilizer once a month during the growing season is also recommended for better growth.
With appropriate care and maintenance, it is easy to create an inviting and colorful landscape with Clerodendrum philippinum. It is an ideal shrub for gardeners who are looking to add a striking yet low-maintenance flowering plant to their garden.
Clerodendrum quadriloculare (Winter Starburst) is a native to the Philippines and is prized for its magnificent beauty. It grows to a height of between five to ten feet when in the form of a large shrub and up to twenty feet as a small tree. Winter Starburst is a perfect choice for those looking for a plant to create excitement and interest in their garden. It can be grown in full sun, shade, or semi-shade and require moderate water.
The beauty of Winter Starburst is truly mesmerizing. In late winter and early spring, it produces a flurry of pink to white, off-white colored flowers that burst into bloom. The explosion of blooms is truly stunning, with each flower head being 8-12 inches in diameter and made up of dozens of smaller 3-4 inch long flowers. The foliage is ornamental in shape, with a green top and strong purple underside.
Though Winter Starburst is usually grown outdoors in USDA Zones 8-10, it can also be grown in colder climates as a container or pot plant. If keeping this plant indoors, it's important to be aware of its needs and to provide it with the right conditions. The pot should be deep enough to allow for adequate root growth and should provide good drainage. The soil should remain consistently moist, so make sure not to let it get too dry. Sunlight for an indoor plant should be brightly filtered and the temperature should be kept between 60-70°F. Applying a slow-release fertilizer once a month will also help to encourage bloom and growth.
Clerodendrum sahelangii (Champagne Clerodenrum) is a large ornamental shrub native to the Malay Archipelago. Growing 5-10 ft tall, this shrub is perfect for a bold garden focal point. It produces charming white or off-white flowers in the summer that provide a delightful splash of color and attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard.
This plant thrives in well-draining soil in full sun or semi-shade with regular water. It is cold hardy to USDA zone 8-11 and can survive short temperate drops down to mid-20sF.
To keep this large shrub looking its best, ensure that it is receiving enough water when the temperatures are high. Mulch around the base of the plant can help conserve water and protect the plant roots. If you are growing Clerodendrum sahelangii in a container in colder climates, winterize by placing the container in a sheltered area, such as near the house or under an overhang. In the winter, stop fertilizing and reduce watering. By following these care tips, you can ensure a healthy, vibrant Clerodendrum sahelangii all year long.