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Clerodendrum speciosissimum

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height1.5m to 3m
  • Spread1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourBright red
  • Leaf ColourRich green

Description

Clerodendrum speciosissimum. An upright evergreen shrub native to Indonesia bears opposite, heart-shaped rich green leaves and terminal panicles of bright red large flowers in early summer to autumn.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Indonesia

Interest and use

Grown for their showy flowers which are very attractive to birds.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

Propagation is by seeds in the spring, or by softwood cuttings in late spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Whitefly, red spider mite and mealy bug may be a problem.

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