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SOLVED: SOLVED: ID Maybe Tree. Green leaves on top Purple underneath.

Orlando, FL(Zone 9b)

The purple fades as the leaves get larger. I am at a loss. Any guesses? Thanks so much.

This message was edited Dec 10, 2007 12:04 PM

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Orlando, FL(Zone 9b)

here is the pic right side up :)

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Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

clerodendron bungei maybe

Orlando, FL(Zone 9b)

You know it might be. Here is a pic of the lower leaves. I it intresting how the purple fades as the leaves grow.

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(Zone 1)

Here's the PF link to Clerodendron bungei: Leaves don't look the same to me.


(Zone 1)

hmm ... found another listing in PF for C. bungei:


Maybe this one?

Raleigh, NC(Zone 7b)

its definitely not an alternanthera-the leaves are too wide, and I dont know of any alternanthera that looks like that.
It also doesn't look like a clerodendrum-esp the last as the leaves don't have purple veins.
I will be interested to see what it is though!

Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

It still looks like the Clerodendrum bungei I've got growin' in the yard. My co-worker mentioned that if you break a leaf off a C. bungei and crush it, it smells of corn flakes.

Camilla, GA(Zone 8a)

Not Clerodendrum bungei...but not sure what..


Mesa, AZ(Zone 9b)

Doesn't look like c. bungei to me either.

Bartow, FL(Zone 9a)

I believe it's Clerodendrum quadriloculare. It does grow into a tree in Florida. Audrey

Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

That looks more like it.

Orlando, FL(Zone 9b)

I want to say that it is not a Clerodendrum bungei because it looks so different from the pictures (I googled it too for more pics) but I am not sure. I know it would be so much easier to ID after it blooms but it may be years before that happens. I was hoping to find an ID because it looks like something it eating the bottom leaves and I was hoping to finds its common pests. I do appreciate everyone’s help.

Orlando, FL(Zone 9b)

Someone suggested C. quadriloculare... anyone heard of or seen this?

Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

Here's C. quadriloculare, one of the pics clearly shows the purple undersides of the leaves

Bartow, FL(Zone 9a)

Shell, I grow it big in Bartow. I'll root you one next spring if you like. Then you can compare them first hand. Check out the DG site for this plant.

This message was edited Dec 17, 2007 10:05 AM

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