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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. Hardy to zone 8.
A small bushy shrub with small leaves. The white flowers from delicate shapes with their long tubular and rounded structure. They appear in large masses. The unopened flowers resemble musical notes in the bud stage - opening to showy flower with red stamens. Blooms on and off all year. Use as a short hedge, in small groupings or as a single specimen plant. This perfect landscape plant is very easy to grow, blooms in both full sun or shade, and tolerates some drought.
This shrub ranges from tropical Asia to western Polynesia (Niue) and is found on most of the high sand islands of this region. C. inerme is an evergreen mangrove plant, which has found a place in our gardens, is able to thrive near the ocean at the high tide mark, making it a potential weed in the coastal environment. A hardy, straggling shrub, it reaches a height of 9-12 FT with closely arranged, almost round, shiny, deep green leaves. The plant is always in flower. The flowers are white and very fragrant, with spreading five corolla lobes, 1" long white tubes and long purple stamens. As the specific name implies, the stems are smooth and are devoid of thorns. The plant is not choosy about the soil and can even withstand droughts. Seaside clerodendrum, as its name suggests, grows well along the beach tolerating the salt spray of the ocean and the harsh rays of the sun. It is a versatile plant and can be grown as a topiary or as a bonsai. It is its hardy nature and the closely held bunches and leaves that promoted it into a garden plant. Clerodendrum inerme is a sun loving plant and a sunny spot should be chosen for it. The plant produces suckers and seeds. For making hedges, a large number of well-developed plants are required and, therefore, it is advisable to produce new plants through cuttings. Trimming the plant keeps the hedges in shape and also promotes production of new branches and leaves to fill up the gaps. As flowers are produced at the ends of branches, trimming robs the plant of its flowers. The plants is salt-, heat- and wind-tolerant.
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.
This is an erect, open semiwoody shrub with large evergreen leaves and huge showy clusters of orange-red or scarlet flowers held above the foliage. The bush sometimes has multiple stems and gets 3-5 ft tall, spreading 2-3 ft across. The handsome, tropical looking leaves can be as large as 12 in across, they have heart shaped bases; lower leaves are lobed and upper leaves entire. They are arranged in opposite pairs along the fast growing stems which often branch from the roots rather than from a single trunk. The flowers are funnel shaped with long tubes. The flowers within the pyramid shaped cluster are tiered, like a Japanese pagoda. The showy display lasts from summer through autumn with additional sporadic flowering throughout the year in frost free climates. Pagoda flower is a fast growing shrub. It does best in a rich, slightly moisture retentive soil. Hardiness: USDA Zones 8 - 11, a returning perennial in zones 8B and 9. It can be expected to sprout back in spring after dying to the ground in winter. The plant is often grown in a mixed border or as a specimen along a wall, even under an overhanging roof.
A beautiful shrub that can acquire heights to 6' with cordate downy green leaves, flowering in tight clusters, each flower like a tiny rose or rosebud, the calyx which is rosy/purple is beautiful and prominent before the corolla opens. Very highly fragrant at sundown. Propagates with underground runners, and can be invasive.
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.
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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.