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Winter blooming specimen plant with large flower heads, 8-12" in diameter. Each flower is made up of scores of smaller 3-4 inch long flowers bursting from the center. It's a true "Show Stopper" as passers-by will marvel at this explosion of tropical beauty. Tourists especially like to have their pictures taken standing next to this colorful tropical tree. The leaves are great as well; succulent, green on top, and a strong purple underneath. It will grow to 12-15 feet and prefers moist soil. This plant will grow as either a large shrub or small tree.
Very rare clerodendrum with hanging white flowers, looking like a fountain. It is a semiwoody shrub, 6-9 ft (1.8-2.7 m) tall and only slightly, if at all, branched. The stem is hollow and the leaves are elliptic and 6-8 in (15-20 cm)long, borne in whorls of four on very short petioles. The inflorescence is huge, consisting of many tubular snow white flowers in a terminal cluster up to 2 ft (0.6 m) long. The tubes of the flowers are about 4 in (10 cm) long and droop downward, and the expanded corollas are about 2 in (5 cm) across. The fruits are attractive dark metallic blue drupes, about a half inch in diameter. Hardy to zone 8. Other names: C. longicolle, c. mite, c. siphonanthus, c. verticillatum.
This elegant plant is a rare species in plant collections.
Winter bloomer, puts on a spectacular display with cascading white flowers that dance against its deep green foliage. Flowering racemes hang down a foot and a half or more. It often has two flowering periods during the winter season.
The white fragrant flowers are held in loose pendulous panicles, similar to Bridal Veil (Clerodendrum wallichii). The white flowers on long dark red flower stalks are very showy against dark green foliage.
The differences between the two species however are very distinctive. C. schmidtii has dark red flower stalks and they are much longer, while C. wallichii stems are shorter and all green. The overall look of C. schmidtii is more "fragile" and lace-like. Leaves of C. wallichii are more narrow than C. schmidtii. As far as flower shape, they look a lot alike, however C. schmidtii has fewer stamens. C. wallichii looks greener and healthier in filtered light, and C. schmidtii looks best in full sun conditions.
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Large velvety leaves and the large quantity of red-flower clusters. It is an important medicinal plant in Southwest China. Its roots and beautiful red flowers are used to treat arthritis, liver problems, eye dysfunction, hemorrhoids, hernia, and insomnia. A plant with a multitude of beneficial functions and yet a marvelous ornamental flower for the warm humid garden.
An unusual color variation of the more familiar Bleeding Heart vine, 'Delectum' has a red flower with a lavender bract behind it. This is one of the few vines that will bloom well in the shade. Use it on arbors, trellises, or in the landscape, where it can run up a fence or a tree. Site your plant carefully in a sheltered location. In climates where winters are harsh, Clerodendrums may be grown in a greenhouse in containers filled with two-thirds fibrous loam, and one-third leaf mold and peat. Sand, wood ash and a bit of bone meal should be added. The climbing kinds do better when planted in a bed of soil rather than in pots or tubs. They should be trained to pillars and rafters to show off their full beauty. They need an annual top-dressing of fresh compost. If they are grown in large pots or tubs, they may be trained around stakes or wires fashioned into the shape of a balloon. During the spring or summer, you should sprits the plants on sunny days. This encourages fresh growth and keeps them free from pests. It's usually necessary to spray with an insecticide every ten days or so during the growing season. When they are grown in a greenhouse, they will benefit from large amounts of liquid fertilizer from April to August. Those grown in a greenhouse also need a resting season during the winter by reducing the water considerably and by lowering the temperature and humidity. Pruning consists of removing the dead twigs on old bushes in the summer. When grown outdoors, there are usually dead ends of branches to cut off following a severe winter.
It is a woody or semi-woody evergreen vine or running shrub to 12 ft (3.7 m) long, that climbs by twining. The leaves are oval, to 7 in (18 cm) long, and arranged in opposite pairs. Flowers are salverform (which means tuba shaped) having a slender tube with an abruptly expanded corolla. They are scarlet (sometimes white), about 1 in (2.5 cm) across and borne in dense terminal clusters to 5 in (12.7 cm) inches long. The fruit is unknown. Prefers full sun, but does best with some shade during the hottest part of the day in summer. Water frequently in summer, sparingly in winter. Hardiness: USDA Zones 10 - 11, does not tolerate frost. Requires a sturdy support like pergola. This evergreen climber is popular in warm, humid climates and can be used as an evergreen screen on a trellis or wall. The flowers are extremely showy and attractive to butterflies as well as people. Encourage branching and more flowers by cutting back previous season's growth to a suitable pair of buds.
Attractive bushy, tropical looking twining vine. Glossy dark green leaves are from 5 to 7 inches long (18 cm). Spectacular, dramatic flowers are slightly flat, they have white sepals on either side of bright crimson petals. The appearance may be liken to a line of dangling hearts, each emerging from the other. This plant is often seen in pots where it will abide in a continual state of flowering. Often, fruits develop. Green at first, they blacken as they ripen. Then, they split open from the top to the bottom to present a bright orange fleshy lining that contains four black seeds. Blooms mostly from April to October-November in natural conditions of tropical climate. The plant drops some leaves (not all of them) in winter, and has some flowers (not much) even during the winter time. As long as you provide lots of light to it, it'll bloom most of the time.
Bushy shrub or small tree with large dark green leaves (bronze when young) to 8" and white fragrant flowers. Leaves, when crushed emit a "peanut butter" fragrance. Blooms in late summer and early fall, showy red calyxes cover small, and ultimately, bright blue fruit. Word Clerodendrum: from the Greek, klero, chance, and dendron, tree (some are tree-like), alluding to the unpredictable medicinal properties of plants in this genus. Trichotomum: branching into three. The real beauty is in the seeds which are blue and coated in a red tissue. Hardy to USDA Zone (7)8, this bush can tolerate some frost. The fruits are turning blue when mature.
This graceful shrub grows up to 7 ft and has pointed narrow leaves 4 to 9 inches long. The white fragrant flowers are held in loose panicles, which are more or less pendulous. Cascades of flowers appear around Thanksgiving. Keep it out of the wind, and avoid putting it where it will get late afternoon sun. Blooming in fall-spring. The genus Clerodendrum consists of over 450 species of trees or shrubs, sometimes climbing, native to the tropics, but mostly to the Eastern Hemisphere. The name is derived from the Greek kleros, chance, and dendron, a tree, and is supposed to be in reference to the variable medicinal qualities of certain plants belonging to this genus.