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Clerodendrum thomsoniae

Bleeding heart vine

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Features

  • BloomsApril to October
  • Height2m to 5m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourWhite, red, blue, purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding heart vine). This is a fast growing climbing evergreen species. It will bear opposite to ovate, glossy dark green leaves about 15cm long. The flowers are bell-shaped white, red, blue or purple and will hang in pendent clusters.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Vine

Other common names

Glory bower

Origin

West Africa

Interest and use

Ornamental, climbing, indoors

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will prefer some filtered sun and humus-rich, moist soil that is well drained.

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

Red spider mites may become a problem.

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