Clerodendrum

(deciduous leaf-losing)

Plant these shrubs in ordinary garden soil in October or November. The species usually grown bear blue fruits.

Clerodendrum bungei, 5 ft., bears large, flattish clusters of pink flowers in August. Less hardy than C. trichotomum fargesii, it is invariably cut back by frost, but springs again from the base.

Clerodendrum bungei

Clerodendrum bungei (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

C. trichotonuim fargesii, 5 ft., bears fragrant white flowers in summer. The porcelain-blue berries, which ripen in autumn, are surrounded by the reddish-maroon or crimson calyces which persist after the petals have fallen.

09. October 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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