Fireworks plant (Clerodendrum quadriloculare)
The undersides of the leaves are purple. Photo courtesy of TopTropicals.com.
This plant can be used as a large shrub or a small tree. Photo courtesy of TopTropicals.com.
Planted along north fenceline, sorry that it only flowers once a year like the poincianna
Growing as a standard in a container is one way to control this plant's need to sucker.
StarBushPlant. The undersides of the leaves are deep purple; a wonderful contrast to the dark green tops. Mine has never bloomed and only sent 2 suckers in 3 years. Perhaps no blooms due to freezes.
Here are 2 young Clerodendrons planted mid Jan 2009 (2nd shrub partial view in background).Pruning and ready for the fall...
This is another Clerodendron also planted Mid Jan 2009. Loves its leaves misted daily during the dry season.
View of my Clerodendrums planted back in mid Jan 2009,, getting ready for the holiday bloom season soon.
View of all 4 Clerodendrums planted mid January 2009
Clerodendrums planted in Feb 09 are now almost 8 ft tall and ready for the holidays.
My Clerodendrons survived the cold freeze and are bigger and stronger than ever.
After a year of pruning and feeding, these shrubs are almost 6ft tall and several seedlings have been produced.
3-2012 *Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
I love to plant this on my property line for added privacy from neighbors
Longwood Gardens. Photo courtesy of Karl Gercens. Copyright Karl Gercens, an expert horticulturalist and plant enthusiast who gives lectures and classes around the USA as well as at Longwood Gardens. Conservatory Horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. Learn more about him and his love of all things horticulture at http://www.karlgercens.com/
Longwood Gardens.. Photo courtesy of Karl Gercens. Copyright Karl Gercens. Conservatory Horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. http://www.karlgercens.com/