From my last post, waiting for them to bloom. Long time ago bought a shrub from the Palm Farm in Thornton Curtis. Well you got a good eye for a shrub i was…
Clerodendrum genus (Glory flower). These are evergreen or deciduous small trees, shrubs, sub-shrubs. They are woody stemmed, twinning climbers. There are about 400 species. The leaves are in opposite pairs, and the flowers are tubular.
Deciduous or Evergreens, Fragrants
Tropical and sub-tropical Asia and Africa
Grown for their showy flowers which are very attractive to birds.
Thin out crowded growth in spring. Stems require support. They are fully hardy to frost tender, min 5C and will need humus-rich, well drained soil. Give them a position in full sun with partial shade in the summer. Make sure you water them freely in the growing season, and less at other times.
Propagation is by seeds in the spring, or by softwood cuttings in late spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.
Whitefly, red spider mite and mealy bug may be a problem.
Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms
Beauty and the beast Marie may be shadowing her guise keeping Sabrina in the background with florets of white and pink but beware the evil and pungent invader…