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Shellsort
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 10, 2007
5:02 PM

Post #4280812

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

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Shellsort
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 10, 2007
5:05 PM

Post #4280825

here is the pic right side up :)

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 10, 2007
8:04 PM

Post #4281284

The leaves remind me of Althernanthera http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/adv_search.php?searcher%5Bcommon%5D=&searcher%5Bfamily%5D=&searcher%5Bgenus%5D=alternanthera&searcher%5Bspecies%5D=&searcher%5Bcultivar%5D=&searcher%5Bhybridizer%5D=&search_prefs%5Bblank_cultivar%5D=&search_prefs%5Bsort_by%5D=rating&images_prefs=both&Search=Search
but I'm not real sure what you've got there.

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


December 10, 2007
8:40 PM

Post #4281401

clerodendron bungei maybe
Shellsort
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 10, 2007
8:50 PM

Post #4281421

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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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 10, 2007
9:05 PM

Post #4281451

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

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1253/
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 10, 2007
9:09 PM

Post #4281457

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

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/150946/


Maybe this one?
tigerlily123
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

December 10, 2007
11:11 PM

Post #4281799

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!

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


December 11, 2007
12:06 AM

Post #4281999

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.

Larkie

Larkie
Camilla, GA
(Zone 8a)

December 11, 2007
2:30 AM

Post #4282441

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

Larkie
azreno
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9b)

December 11, 2007
1:12 PM

Post #4283642

Doesn't look like c. bungei to me either.
MotherNature4
Bartow, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 11, 2007
2:01 PM

Post #4283788

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

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


December 11, 2007
2:08 PM

Post #4283807

That looks more like it.
Shellsort
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 17, 2007
1:22 PM

Post #4303396

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.
Shellsort
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 17, 2007
1:26 PM

Post #4303405

Someone suggested C. quadriloculare... anyone heard of or seen this?
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 17, 2007
2:44 PM

Post #4303643

Here's C. quadriloculare, one of the pics clearly shows the purple undersides of the leaves
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/51474/
MotherNature4
Bartow, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 17, 2007
3:04 PM

Post #4303698

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.
Audrey

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