Well understood, and Danita is right on with the C. ugandense, not only attractive, but berries as well.
I love the Clerodendrums, I grow C. trycottomum, and C. bungy, and they are prolific around here, but sometimes you can be successful, in Z/7, with other C. by planting them in a protected environment, and do that little bit of extra protection when needed.However, it only takes one little mistake, and the cold wild take it.Thats why I am wanting a GH. Mike
Thanks so much for the insight, everybody! I had a small greenhouse, but a bad storm took it down. Now I can hardly walk through my own house during winter. I have a collection of tropical plants that has to come indoors already. But I figure I can "baby" a specimen until it gets large enough to leave outdoors. A heavy layer of mulch once it's cut back would help, I'm sure. Thanks again!
But 6 mil has become very pricey and a GH not so cheap to heat come winter. lol I normally keep the orchids out until late Dec. on the decks. We convert the gabled slat house to a lean-to against the main house walls. I have indoor/outdoor carpet down on the deck floor and we 6 mil the walls. A small radiant heater does the job to heat. I've had some hairy experiences at 3 am with big storms, wind and the plastic tearing but the care is much easier because I can water freely.
Yep, my electric bill can get pretty high sometimes... I only turn it on when it gets below about 35. I did have to put another layer of tarp over it several times last winter. Geez, I sure hope it doesn't get that cold again. !!!!!
I have this shrub in my yard, but I don't know if it will come back or not. We have had some cold nights and the folage is dead. I'm hoping that it will survive. If not, I will have to order another plant as I think it is so pretty. The bees liked it too. The flowers look like little butterflies. I am in south Georgia, but still too cold.